How Much Do Surrogates Make in Los Angeles?

Surrogate compensation can open the doors to opportunities you never thought were possible. With us, you can count on the highest surrogate pay that acknowledges your dedication to helping create families.

In the City of Angels, you can become a hero in someone else’s story – while also earning meaningful income for your family when you become a surrogate.

In Los Angeles, surrogates can make $50,000 - $110,000+ or more.

As one of the highest paying surrogacy agencies with over 40 years of experience building families, we’re dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224 to learn more about surrogate compensation in Los Angeles.

How Much Do Surrogates Make in Los Angeles?

In the always sunny city, you can earn more surrogate pay than you would in any other city in the U.S. The average surrogate pay in Los Angeles starts at $60,000 and can get as high as $110,000.This compensation acknowledges your commitment to helping build families and helps you cover a variety of expenses related to the surrogacy process.

The compensation I received from being a surrogate helped me to alieve day-to-day stresses. I was able to be more present with my kids and that was to me, the biggest thing.

- Jade,


The exact amount you earn in surrogate income will depend on:

  • Your experience with surrogacy

  • The cost of living in your area

  • The agency you choose to work with

We offer the highest surrogate pay because we have experienced surrogates who have successfully been through the process before.

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What’s Included in Your Surrogate Pay?

From covering lost wages to taking care of your medical costs, you'll find nothing short of exceptional financial support when you become a surrogate. 

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Total Compensation:

$50,000 - $110,000+

What's Included:
Base Pay
Think of base pay like your surrogate salary. This payment is deposited monthly once a pregnancy is confirmed, and it is entirely yours to use however you choose!
Pre-Pregnancy Payments:
  • Monthly Allowance
  • Start of Medications Bonus
  • Mock Cycle Payment
  • Travel Expenses
  • Signing Bonus
  • Social Work Screening Bonus
  • Medical Screening Bonus
Pregnancy Payments:
  • Start of Base Pay
  • Transfer Payment
  • Maternity Clothes
  • 3rd Trimester Self Care
  • Medical Procedures Bonus
  • C-Section Payment (if required)
  • Multiples Bonus
  • Bed Rest Coverage
Post-Pregnancy Payments:
  • Post-Pregnancy Self Care
  • Pumping Breast Milk (if agreed upon)
  • Counseling Costs (if needed)
  • Lost Wages
  • Spouse Lost Wages
Additional Benefits:
  • Personal Gifts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Life Insurance & Complications Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Housekeeping Payments
  • Family Meal Payments

The Highest Paying Surrogacy Agencies in Los Angeles

Getting paid the highest surrogate compensation starts with finding the right agency. When you work with us, we guarantee that you receive the best compensation possible for the valuable gift you’re providing intended parents.

Repeat surrogates have the chance to $50,000 - $90,000+ in experienced surrogate compensation. Your experience as a surrogate can help you get the most out of your surrogate pay.

With your knowledge of the process and track record of success, you’re on the right path toward earning the highest surrogate pay. Below are some of the highest paying agencies in Los Angeles:

Surrogacy AgenciesCompensation
American Surrogacy$50,000 - $110,000+
California Surrogacy Center$50,000 - $89,000
Los Angeles Surrogacy CenterUp to $80,000

To learn more about out how we guarantee the highest surrogate compensation, connect with us today.

How to Become a Paid Surrogate in Los Angeles

Step 1. Fill Out Our Surrogate Application

Our simple online form makes it easy for you to earn top rate surrogate compensation. Whether you’re ready to begin today, we’re committed to you from the moment you contact us.

Step 2. Complete the Screening Process

Before becoming a paid surrogate in Los Angeles, you’ll need to meet a set of basic requirements. These requirements are meant to protect you and help you become a successful surrogate. Once you meet our qualifications, you’ll undergo the screening process to ensure you’re prepared for your surrogate journey.

We’ll be by your side, guiding you through each step of the screening process. Our efficient screening process filters out unnecessary paperwork so you can focus on the journey ahead without having to worry.

Step 3: Match with the Perfect Intended Parents and Create a Contract

Our number one priority is finding you the right intended parents who match your preferences and share your goals for the surrogacy journey. Once we find you the right fit, we’ll help connect you with an attorney who will help you draft your surrogacy contract.


How to Find Great Intended Parents

Learn how to find the perfect match.

Step 4: Start the Surrogate Medical Process and Become Pregnant

After your contract is drafted, you’ll receive a monthly stipend to cover out of pocket expenses such as prenatal vitamins, maternity clothes etc. These payments will continue until 6-8 weeks after the baby is born.

The medical process begins with preparing for the embryo transfer. The embryo will be created using the intended parents’ egg and sperm or a donor’s. This embryo will be transferred to your uterus and once a pregnancy is confirmed, you’ll start receiving your surrogate pay.

Step 5: Build a Family

Becoming a surrogate means becoming a hero in someone else’s story. Without your help, many intended parents would miss out on the chance to experience the beauty of parenthood. Surrogate compensation recognizes the role you play in helping another family’s dreams come true.

As a paid surrogate, not only are you changing the lives of others, you’ll also have the chance to change you and your family’s life.

What You Can Gain with Our Surrogacy Program

In Los Angeles, your surrogacy journey brings not only the best compensation but also emotional fulfillment for the invaluable gift you're providing intended parents. As a surrogate, you can:

  • Experience pride as you earn competitive compensation, enhancing your family's quality of life.

  • From your first contact with us in Los Angeles, expect unwavering support and commitment throughout the entire surrogacy process.

  • Gain insights into your strength and resilience as you navigate this transformative surrogacy journey.

  • Receive constant support at every stage, ensuring a positive and fulfilling experience in Los Angeles.


What Does it Feel Like to Be a Surrogate?

Experience emotional fulfillment like no other. 

Other Things to Know About Becoming a Surrogate in Los Angeles

Surrogate Pay Laws and Legal professionals in Los Angeles

There are no laws surrounding surrogate compensation in Los Angeles. The California Family Law Section 7960-7962 was established in 2013, making compensated surrogacy legal in the state. California is considered a green light state, meaning that surrogacy is permitted.

When you become a surrogate with us, we can connect you to a network of surrogacy attorneys or you can check out these attorneys:

  • Law Office of Thomas S. Gleeson (Los Angeles) – Thomas S. Gleeson has provided legal services for all aspects of the surrogacy process and can help you negotiate the terms of your surrogacy arrangement.

  • Law Offices of Sean C. Sobottka, APC (Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, West Los Angeles, Burbank, Pasadena) – Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sean C. Sobottka assists in all the legal aspects of assisted reproduction to ensure the process goes as smooth as possible.

  • Richard B. Vaughn, ESQ (Los Angeles) – Richard B. Vaughn founded the International Fertility Law Group practicing exclusively in fertility law and is dedicated to providing legal support in all aspects of assisted reproductive technology law.

Surrogacy Medical Professionals in Los Angeles

In the entertainment capital of the world, you can find a wide range of professionals who can help you with the medical process of surrogacy. From popular fertility clinics used by celebrities to renowned hospitals, we can help you find the right professionals who will walk you through the medical process of surrogacy with ease.

Fertility Clinics


  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center (Torrance) – Ranked top four in the L.A. Region and number nine in California by U.S. News and World Report, offering the highest level of care by a dedicated team of experts.

  • The BirthPlace (Westwood) – One of the most comprehensive maternity centers in Southern California. Provides family centered care and offers a wide range of personalized services to make the birthing experience the best it can be.

  • Huntington Health Family Birth Center (Pasadena) – Board-certified OB/GYN physicians dedicated to helping you plan the hospital experience you want.

  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (Hollywood) – With a highly qualified and experienced staff, Hollywood Presbyterian is committed to providing comfort and care during the delivery process.

FAQs About Surrogate Compensation in Los Angeles

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Why Do Surrogates Get Paid?

Surrogate compensation in Los Angeles recognizes your commitment to the process. You deserve to be rewarded for giving the gift of parenthood. This surrogate pay in Los Angeles also ensures that you’re financially stable throughout the process, reducing any financial stress that may impact your pregnancy.

Do Surrogates Pay Taxes in Los Angeles?

Yes, you may have to pay taxes when receiving surrogate compensation in Los Angeles. As an LA resident, you’ll pay state and federal income taxes. We partner with an escrow company for surrogate payments who will send you a 1099 tax form if your surrogate pay is subject to taxation.

Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

Yes, your base payment will be broken down into 10 monthly installments. If you’re earning $60,000 in surrogate pay in Los Angeles, you’ll get paid $6,000 a month.

Do I Need Surrogate Insurance in Los Angeles?

No, you don’t need to have insurance when you begin your surrogate journey. If your current insurance plan doesn’t cover surrogate pregnancies, then we will work to find you insurance coverage that does.

Do Surrogates Get Paid After the Baby is Born?

You’ll start receiving surrogate pay in Los Angeles after a pregnancy is confirmed. These payments will be divided into 10 monthly installments. You’ll also start receiving a stipend to cover any expenses throughout the process once your contract is signed. You’ll continue to receive these payments 6-8 weeks after the baby is born.

Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

You’ll receive payments up until the miscarriage occurs. These payments will resume if you and the intended parents agreed to start the medical process again once you’re ready. When a pregnancy is confirmed, these payments will resume.

Do Surrogates Get Maternity Leave in Los Angeles?

Yes, under FMLA surrogates in Los Angeles are entitled to maternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). You’ll also receive surrogate compensation in Los Angeles for any wages lost during your surrogate journey.

To find out how much surrogate pay you can receive in Los Angeles, contact us online now or text us at 913-204-0224.