How Much Do Surrogates Make in San Jose?

The Bay Area is where you can become one of the highest-paid surrogates. We recognize your significant role in the process, and that's why we're dedicated to making sure you get the compensation you deserve.

In the Bay Area, when you help fulfill someone’s dream of becoming parents, you deserve the highest surrogate pay possible.

In San Jose, you have the chance to earn $50,000-$110,000 for making a lasting impact in the lives of others.

I wanted to help someone in a way that not many can and really impact their lives and my life too. If I can do both those things and get paid while doing it, why not?


- Jade,


As one of the highest-paying surrogacy agencies in San Jose, we know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. If you’re ready to see how much surrogate pay you can earn, fill out our form.

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How Much Do Surrogates Make in San Jose?

Your surrogate pay in San Jose can be anywhere from $50,000-$110,000. You deserve to receive the best compensation possible for the incredible gift you’re providing intended parents.

Through your service, you become a catalyst for bringing a child into the lives of those who have longed to grow or start their family. Not only do you become a hero in someone else’s story, you also become a hero in your own family’s life by earning surrogate pay.

The amount of surrogate mother pay you can receive depends on a variety of factors such as:

  • Your experience with surrogacy

  • The agency you work with

  • Cost of living in your area

As a top-rated agency, we’re proud to offer the best surrogate pay to acknowledge your commitment to the process. We value your dedication to creating families and that’s why we provide you with the compensation you deserve.

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What’s Included in Surrogate Pay?

Your surrogate compensation takes care of everything you need throughout your surrogacy journey and more. As a surrogate, you’ll never have to worry about paying for any aspect of the process. You and your family can experience the financial freedom you deserve with our competitive surrogate compensation package.

See Our Surrogate Compensation Breakdown


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 San Jose

Why sacrifice earning the highest surrogate pay when you don’t have to? We value your drive to help create families and we’re dedicated to helping you receive the best compensation in the Bay Area. With California being one of the highest paying surrogacy states, our priority is making sure you receive the top-rated surrogate pay in San Jose.

If this isn’t your first time as a surrogate, you can make $60,000-$110,000 in experienced surrogate compensation because of your proven track record of success. You shouldn’t have to work with a professional who can’t provide you with the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the highest paying surrogacy agencies in your area

Surrogacy AgenciesCompensation
American Surrogacy$50,000 - $110,000+
Conceive AbilitiesUp to $72,000
GSHC Surrogacy Agency$35,000-$60,000

How to Become a Paid Surrogate in San Jose

We've simplified the path to becoming a surrogate mother. Our dedicated specialists are there when you need them and will walk you through each stage, ensuring a seamless and streamlined process. Drawing from over four decades of expertise in building families, we've perfected an application process that is both easy and straightforward.

5 Steps to Becoming a Paid Surrogate

Fill out our application to become a surrogate


Find the perfect match and draft a surrogacy contract


Become pregnant through the surrogate medical process


Create a family and welcome a new life into the world

Visit Our California Office

With our national reach and over 40 years of experience building families, we’re committed to helping you embark on your surrogacy journey with confidence. With offices around the state, you can find comfort knowing we provide national support with local convenience. 

American Surrogacy

7257 N Maple Ave


Fresno, CA 93720


What You Can Gain From Our Surrogate Program

Not only can you get the best compensation possible for your heroic contribution, but you’ll also experience emotional fulfillment like no other. As a surrogate, you can:

  • Find a newfound sense of purpose, knowing you’re helping others on their journey to parenthood.

  • Experience pride in yourself through surrogate pay that can help improve your family’s life.

  • Get our unwavering support, from the moment you contact us to years after your surrogate journey.

  • Discover a newfound sense of self.

  • Receive support throughout every step of your surrogacy journey.


What Does it Feel Like to Become a Surrogate?

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Other Things to Know About Becoming a Surrogate in San Jose

Surrogacy Laws and Legal Professionals

Compensated surrogacy has been legalized since 2013 when the California Family Law Sections 7960-7962 was passed, with additional long standing supporting case laws: Johnson v. Calvert (1993), and Buzzanca v. Buzzanca (1998). These laws permit surrogacy in The Golden State, making compensated surrogacy legal.

We’ll connect you to reputable legal professionals in our network who are experts in assisted reproduction law or you can check out these attorneys in San Jose:

  • Tamara Daney (Oakland) – Serving the California area for over 18 years, Tamara Daney has successfully guided families through over 300 assisted reproduction cases.

  • Shelley M. Tarnoff (Piedmont Pines) – 30+ years of experience building and protecting families and are the leaders in California surrogacy law.

Your Surrogacy Medical Professionals in San Jose

Some agencies put your safety at risk because they don’t have access to the best fertility clinics in San Jose. When you work with us, we can connect you to some of the top-rated medical professionals in the area who will safely walk you through the surrogate medical process.

Fertility Clinics

  • Kaiser Arques Medical Office (Santa Clara) - With state-of-the-art facilities, Kaiser Permanente Centers for Reproductive Health is led by board-certified leaders with extensive experience with IVF.

  • Spring Fertility (Sunnyvale) – With success rates being 56.2%, Spring Fertility is dedicated to providing a comfortable space to deliver the best results in the field.


  • Good Samaritan Hospital (Carlton) – Delivering more than 3,000 babies each year, Good Samaritan is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care in the Bay Area.

  • Kaiser Permanente (Village Oaks)Kaiser Permanente San Jose features CenteringPregnancy, a nationally recognized style of prenatal care in a group setting.

FAQs About Surrogate Compensation in San Jose

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Why Do Surrogates Get Paid?

We’re proud to offer the best surrogate compensation to recognize your dedication to the surrogacy process. You’re a hero for choosing this path and you deserve the highest surrogate pay rate possible. We know how important compensation is when you help someone else become a parent and you shouldn’t have to settle for less than what you deserve.

Do Surrogates Pay Taxes in San Jose?

Yes, you may have to pay taxes when receiving surrogate compensation in San Jose. As a Cali resident, you’ll pay both state and federal income taxes. The escrow company we partner with for surrogate payments will send you an 1099 tax form should your surrogate pay be subject to taxation.

Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

Yes, your base payment for surrogate pregnancy will be broken down into 10 monthly payments. If your base pay is $50,000, then you’ll receive $5,000 a month.

Do Surrogates Get paid if They Miscarry?

You’ll receive payments up until the miscarriage occurs. These payments will restart once you and the intended parents have agreed to try again, when you’re ready. Once a pregnancy is confirmed, these payments will resume.

How Many Times Can You get Paid to Be a Surrogate?

We have no limit to how many times you can earn surrogate pay while helping others have the family of their dreams.  Our surrogate qualifications only ask that you must not have had more than five vaginal births and no more than three C-sections.

If you’re ready to start getting paid in the Bay Area, then contact us online now to see your surrogate