Surrogate Compensation in San Diego

You can make a difference in a family’s life and get compensated for becoming a surrogate in San Diego. Learn about the process here.

Whether you’re a military mom, a zoo lover, a hiker or a beach bum, surrogacy in San Diego can give you an opportunity to help families.

In addition to the rewarding warmth of helping a family who needs you, you can get compensated anywhere from $50,000 - $110,000+ when you become a surrogate.

To find out how much surrogate pay you could make, speak with us today.

How Much Do Surrogates Make in San Diego?

Surrogates in San Diego make an average of $62,000-$110,000. The exact amount can vary based on whether you are a first time surrogate or an experienced surrogate, as well as the agency you work with.

If you are living in California, you can receive $10,000-$110,000 more. We provide the highest surrogacy pay because you are the key to a family’s future.


What Does it Feel Like to Be a Surrogate?

Experience emotional fulfillment like no other. 

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What’s Included in Your Surrogate Pay?

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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

Total surrogate pay includes base pay as well as money for additional expenses. The $50,000 - $110,000+ at American Surrogacy is a range for base pay, and additionally you can receive compensation for expenses like legal fees, lost wages, insurance co-pays, and medical and maternity expenses.

You will not be expected to pay any surrogacy expenses out of pocket, so the total compensation will include any expenses you incur as a surrogate.

The Highest Paying Surrogacy Agencies in San Diego

Surrogates deserve the best compensation possible, which is why our agency is committed to making sure your compensation is competitive. If you are an experienced surrogate, your compensation range will be higher.

AgencyCompensation Range (in USD)
American Surrogacy$50,000 - $110,000+
Family Tree Surrogacy Center$0-$80,000
Physicians Surrogacy$48,000-$75,000
West Coast Surrogacy$70,000-$104,000

How to Become a Paid Surrogate in San Diego

Becoming a paid surrogate in San Diego involves both medical and legal considerations, so contacting a specialist can be a great way to begin navigating your surrogacy journey.

Step 1: Contact Us Today

A surrogacy professional can answer your questions and help you decide whether surrogacy is a good fit for you.

Step 2: Complete Our Streamlined Screening Process.

Once you are sure you want to become a surrogate, a surrogacy professional will help prepare you for your surrogacy journey, which involves meeting eligibility requirements and medical evaluation for safety.

Step 3: Connect with a Family Who Needs Your Help

When you are approved as a surrogate, your surrogacy specialist will introduce you with families who are dreaming of having a child, and when you find a match, you can create a meaningful connection that will carry throughout the surrogacy journey.

Step 4: IVF and Pregnancy

When you begin IVF and have a confirmed pregnancy, the excitement can really begin for you and the intended parents. You will soon see the joy you are bringing with the gift of parenthood, and your compensation also begins at this point.

What You Gain With Our Surrogate Program

At American Surrogacy, we will support you from day 1 with the highest compensation and dedicated attention to you. But surrogacy can mean much more than what you receive as a surrogate. You can share in one of the most meaningful moments of a family’s life, experience the joy of helping a family, and gain a new sense of purpose.

Hear more from surrogates here.

Other Things to Know About Becoming a Surrogate in San Diego

When you become a surrogate, several professionals will be involved to help you through the process. These local professionals can be an important part of the process. If you are in San Diego, these professionals may be a part of your team:

San Diego Surrogacy Laws and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

San Diego IVF Clinics


FAQs About Surrogate Compensation in San Diego

The best way to get all of your questions answered is to contact a surrogacy professional, but below we have some answers to common questions:

Why Should Surrogate Mothers Be Paid?

When families seek out a surrogate, they are hoping to get help in fulfilling their dream of having a child, and surrogates are the key to helping them fulfill their dreams, which is why surrogates deserve compensation that matches the commitment they are making to helping a family.

Do Surrogates Pay Taxes in San Diego?

Yes, surrogates pay taxes on their income in California. In San Diego, you may pay city taxes as well as state and federal taxes on income you receive.

Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

Surrogates get paid while they carry the pregnancy, up until birth or miscarriage. If the intended parents and surrogate agree, a surrogate can begin receiving compensation again with a second embryo transfer and pregnancy.

Is Paid Surrogacy Legal in San Diego?

Compensated surrogacy is legal in San Diego and surrogates who live in California receive more on average than surrogates outside of California, which makes surrogacy a great option for women in San Diego.

Does Surrogacy Money Count as Income?

Yes, money from surrogacy is generally counted as income. It is best to speak to a tax advisor about taxes in your specific situation.

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

Surrogate compensation is usually distributed in 10 equal payments throughout pregnancy, which means that if your total compensation is $70,000 you could receive $7,000 for 10 months.