How Much Do Surrogates Make in San Francisco?

When it comes to how much surrogates make in San Francisco, it’s important to know what goes into the compensation. Here’s everything that you need to know.

Being a surrogate in the Golden Gate City is a life-changing opportunity. You can fulfill loving, intended parent’s dreams of starting a family while also improving your family’s lives in ways you didn’t know were possible.

Surrogate pay in San Francisco can range from $50,000-$110,000.

Working with us means working with the highest-paying surrogacy agency. We’ll make sure you get the surrogate compensation you deserve.

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How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid in San Francisco?

The average surrogate pay in San Francisco with us is $50,000-$110,000 but that exact figure is determined by you. Your surrogate pay is calculated by looking at:

  • Your experience with surrogacy
  • Your income level
  • Your surrogacy agency

Surrogacy in California means your average surrogate pay is anywhere from $10,000-$15,000 more than the nationwide average. 

We are passionate about providing you with the highest surrogate pay rate because your decision to pursue surrogacy is one that deserves recognition and compensation. Our surrogate compensation package reflects the life-changing commitment you’re making by putting in your time and energy into creating a family.

Contact us online about getting the best surrogate pay that San Francisco has to offer.

What’s Included in Surrogate Pay?

Our surrogate compensation package is second to none. On top of your surrogate mother pay, we offer additional surrogate compensation in San Francisco to cover all of your:

  • Legal expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses

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 Francisco

You deserve to work with the highest-paying surrogacy agency. When it comes to which surrogacy agency pays the most, we will make it our priority to get you the highest surrogate compensation.

You can make $60,000 - $110,000+ in experienced surrogate compensation if you have previous experience as a surrogate.


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AgencyCompensation Range (in USD)
American Surrogacy$50,000 - $110,000+
Joy of Life Surrogacy$55,000-$85,000
Northwest Surrogacy Center$51,540-Did not disclose

Contact us online to get more information now about getting the surrogate mother pay that you deserve.


Our Office Near You

While we may be a national surrogacy agency, we have offices in states across the country. This means you get the resources of a national agency and the nearby convenience of a local agency. We don’t currently have an office in San Francisco, but you can visit our office nearby:

7257 N Maple Ave #101b

Fresno, CA 93720


How to Become a Paid Surrogate in San Francisco [5 Steps]

Step 1: Reach Out to Us

Our application process is smooth and straightforward. You can fill out our quick and easy online contact form to get personalized guidance and support for your surrogacy.

Step 2: Complete Our Screening Process

In order to become a surrogate with us, we want to make sure you are physically and emotionally ready for the journey. Choosing surrogacy is your first step to working with us; the second one is meeting the following requirements:

Once you meet our qualifications, you’ll begin our comprehensive screening process. We’ll be there to answer any questions or concerns that arise whenever you need us.

Our screening process is designed for your safety and comfortability with this process. When you work with us, you’re gaining access to the best medical and legal professionals that will help you complete this life-changing journey.

Step 3: Find a Perfect Match


How to Find a Perfect Match

Jade learned that building a connection is crucial to a successful surrogacy journey. 

Finding the right intended parents is one of the biggest parts of your surrogacy journey. Our matching process helps you find the perfect match by taking various factors into consideration such as:

  • Location
  • Personal preferences
  • Compatibility

Working with us means finding your match and the start of a life-changing partnership for everyone involved. Once you find your match, you’ll create a surrogacy contract with the intended parents.

This contract will protect the rights and interests of everyone involved while establishing your surrogate compensation rate for the journey you are undertaking.

Step 4: Bring New Life into the World

Once you find the perfect intended parents, the medical side of surrogacy comes next.

Your fertility clinic will create an embryo through the IVF process by fertilizing eggs from the intended mother or an egg donor with sperm from the intended father.

This is the beginning of the fulfillment of dreams. Giving the intended parents that have been waiting for the opportunity to be parents an opportunity of a lifetime.

Your surrogate compensation package in San Francisco goes beyond covering your surrogacy expenses. The compensation you receive can be spent at your discretion.

It can help you provide for your family, fulfill personal goals or save for future plans. Our surrogate mother pay system is set up for you to give the gift of parenthood to a family as well as giving you a building block as you move forward with your life. 

What You Can Gain with Our Surrogacy Program

Being a paid surrogate can be financially life-changing. But surrogate pay is just one way that surrogacy will change your life. It’s about getting the comprehensive support you deserve. That’s why choosing surrogacy with us means:

  • A sense of purpose as you help intended parents experience the joys of parenthood.
  • Learning more about yourself.
  • Our support through every step of the surrogacy process.
  • Becoming a hero to a family who may not have been able to become parents without you.

Other Things to Know About Becoming a Surrogate in San Francisco

Surrogacy Laws and Legal Professionals

California is an exceptionally surrogacy-friendly state and has one of the safest family-building processes in the country. In 2013, a gestational surrogacy statute took effect that made surrogacy legal, making them one of the first states to have surrogacy-specific laws.

In addition to being one of the states where surrogacy agencies have higher average surrogate compensation than the national average, there’s also no restriction on how much a surrogate can be paid.

Although surrogacy in California is a user-friendly process, working with a surrogacy attorney can help you with the ins and outs of the process that you may not understand. Here are a few that you can work with:

  • The Wald Law Group (San Francisco): The Wald Law Group has over 30 years of experience as a multi-disciplinary full-service family law firm, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specializations.
  • Gyemant Paris Law (San Francisco): Anne Gyemant Paris created her law practice with a deeper understanding of the importance of family. Gyemant Paris Law works with all parties in sperm donor and egg donor arrangements, embryo donation and other third-party parenting agreements, and with individuals and couples entering the IVF process to create consent agreements. They are proud to help all families, including LGBTQ families, single-parents, polyamorous families and heterosexual families.
  • International Fertility Law Group: (San Francisco): International Fertility Law Group exclusively practices fertility law. Attorney, and founder, Rich Vaughn combined his personal passion as a father of twin boys born via assisted reproductive technology (ART) with more than 20 years of experience in business and technology law to build International Fertility Law Group.

Your Surrogacy Medical Professionals in San Francisco

Living in the Golden Gate City means you have access to a large number of experienced medical professionals. Whether you need to find a fertility clinic or hospital for your labor and delivery, we can help you find what you need.

Fertility Clinics

  • Pacific Fertility Center (San Francisco): Each Pacific Fertility Center physician is a Certified Subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Spring Fertility (San Francisco): Spring Fertility is the first fertility center in the country to create laboratory technology that replicates the atmospheric composition of a woman’s fallopian tubes through each stage of IVF — from egg collection, to fertilization, culture, and even embryo testing.
  • Laurel Fertility Care (San Francisco): It is of the utmost importance to Laurel Fertility Care to provide an inclusive and considerate environment. No matter your age, race, background, gender identity or expression, they take pride in ensuring that each individual who enters their clinic feels comfortable and heard.


  • UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital (San Francisco): UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital has a  women-centered approach to caring for its patients. You’ll benefit from:
    • A private multimedia system where you can watch movies, use social media, e-mail questions to their clinical team, Skype and access physician-prescribed educational videos.
    • Being one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer laboring women nitrous oxide, a lower-tech alternative to epidural for pain control.
    • A volunteer doula program that assists low-income women in labor.
  • CPMC Birth Center, Van Ness Campus (San Francisco): Sutter Health, the network the CPMC Birth Center is a part of, has developed and implemented many programs over the years to improve the care and safety of mothers and babies through pregnancy, labor and delivery, including an Innovation Lab for Maternal Health/Birth Equity dedicated to driving more equitable health outcomes for mothers and their children.
  • San Francisco Birth Center (San Francisco): San Francisco Birth Center provides comprehensive midwifery care in a safe home-like environment. They offer intimate, personalized care tailored to each family’s needs.

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FAQs About Surrogate Compensation in San Francisco

Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

Yes, surrogates get paid if they miscarry. You will receive payments up until the miscarriage occurs. Surrogacy contracts are a good way to outline financial compensation between you and the intended parents in the event of situations like miscarriages.

If you and the intended parents decide to continue the process, you’ll resume receiving surrogate payments once a pregnancy is confirmed.

Do Surrogates Get Maternity Leave?

Yes, surrogates get maternity leave. Thanks to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you can take up to 12 weeks of surrogate maternity leave that is unpaid.

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

You will be paid for 10 months in equal payments once your pregnancy has been confirmed in San Francisco. If you make 60,000, you’ll receive $6,000 a month.

Do Surrogates Have to Pay Taxes in San Francisco?

Yes, surrogates have to pay taxes. Although San Francisco doesn’t have a local income tax, California does and your surrogate journey and the surrogate pay you receive from it are compensation for a service. That means your surrogate compensation is taxable income.

The third-party escrow service we partner with will send you a 1099 form when tax season arrives. But even if you don’t receive a 1099 form that doesn’t mean your income is tax-free. We recommend contacting a local tax accountant to ensure you are following federal law.

How Much Do Surrogates Make for Twins in San Francisco?

If you are carrying twins as a surrogate in San Francisco, you can make $10,000. Similar to how your surrogate pays is determined; the exact amount will depend on certain aspects of your situation. But you do make more for carrying more than one baby as a surrogate.

Surrogates who carry more than one baby usually receive additional compensation to account for the added aspects that brings to surrogacy and your pregnancy.