What is the Surrogate Pay Scale?

Our surrogate pay scale is designed to provide you with the top-rate surrogate compensation you deserve.

Whether you are a first-time surrogate or an experienced surrogate, we know that surrogate pay is an important component to your surrogacy journey. The surrogate pay scale varies based on a few different factors. This compensation can be life-changing for many women. It offers a way to become debt-free for some, and for others, a chance to invest in a home.

Below, we break down the surrogate pay scale for first-time surrogates to career surrogates. If you want to know exactly how much you can earn as a surrogate, contact us today.

What Effects the Surrogate Pay Scale?

There is so much that goes into determining surrogate pay, and each agency’s surrogate pay scale will be different. Below are other factors that influence our surrogate pay scale. You can determine your surrogate pay with us by using our surrogate compensation calculator.

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

1. Surrogacy Experience

Whether you’re a first-time surrogate or an experienced surrogate will have the biggest effect on your surrogate pay scale. Experienced surrogates are on the higher end of the surrogate pay scale because of their familiarity with the process and their proven track record of success.

The Surrogate Pay Rate of a First-Time Surrogate

All of our first-time surrogates can expect a competitive compensation package for their services as a surrogate. Our first-time surrogate pay rate is $50,000-$90,000. Surrogates can begin getting paid their base compensation after their pregnancy is confirmed. This is paid in equal payments over 10 months. So if you are earning $50,000 as a first-time surrogate, you will be paid $5,000 each month.

This is on top of the additional expenses you will be paid to cover medical services, travel, maternity clothing and more.

The Surrogate Pay Rate of an Experienced Surrogate

If you’ve gone through the surrogacy process before, you know just how life-changing this journey is for everyone involved. We want to show how much we appreciate your dedication to helping others by offering increased pay.

There are a few factors we consider when figuring out the surrogate pay for experienced surrogates. Each time you go through the surrogacy process, you have the potential to earn more because of your experience. We offer a surrogate pay scale of $60,000-$110,000 for experienced surrogates. The emotional and physical energy you continue to put forward for others should be rewarded accordingly.

2. Your Agency’s Surrogate Pay Scale

A major surrogate pay factor is the surrogate pay scale of the agency you choose to work with. When you work with the best surrogacy agency in your area, you can expect to earn the most. Our team wants you to earn what you deserve. This is why we work tirelessly to create a competitive surrogate compensation package.

3. Location

Location is a significant factor in determining how much you’ll make in surrogate pay Each state has it’s own surrogate pay scale based on the cost of living. Those who live in areas with a higher cost of living can expect to earn more. Each state has its own average surrogacy compensation. The *top 10 states that have the highest surrogate salary are:

  1. Wisconsin

  2. Alaska

  3. Massachusetts

  4. Oregon

  5. New Mexico

  6. North Dakota

  7. Washington

  8. Minnesota

  9. Hawaii

  10. Ohio

*The data above pertains to 2023 and may be subject to change over time.

Learn Where You Fall on Our Surrogate Pay Scale

When you become a surrogate we know you’re making a big decision to help others. This deserves financial compensation to help you feel secure and rewarded. Through our surrogate compensation package, we offer financial security through the surrogacy process and what can be life-changing compensation for you and your family.

Contact us to get started today.