How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

If you’re wondering “How much do surrogates get paid monthly?” we’re here to guide you through our surrogate compensation breakdown.

Most jobs come with a paycheck that you receive every other week or once a month. But in so many ways, surrogacy isn’t like other jobs.

This particular job will forever change the lives of a couple who can’t have a baby on their own. But, there’s still compensation involved, and we’ll explain how that works.

Our surrogacy specialists will make sure you are financially supported at every turn of your surrogacy journey. To get a comprehensive surrogate compensation breakdown for your journey, contact us today.

Are Surrogates Paid Monthly?

Yes. Surrogates receive their compensation every month, typically starting from the first month of pregnancy.  Our surrogate compensation package totals out to $50,000 to $100,000+ over the span of your surrogacy journey.

This financial stability can be reassuring and help cover various expenses throughout the surrogacy journey.

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

Exactly how much you get paid monthly will depend on your surrogate base pay, which is influenced by your experience, the cost of living in your area and income. Your base compensation will be divided into 10 equal monthly payments and will be paid out to you once a pregnancy has been confirmed.

You will also receive a monthly stipend for out-of-pocket expenses like prenatal vitamins, local travel, etc. once you have signed your surrogacy agreement and have begun the medical process. You will receive this payment until 6-8 weeks after delivery.

Do Surrogates Get Paid Upfront?

Surrogate compensation is not paid entirely upfront. Instead, it is distributed in monthly installments throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period. This payment structure ensures that surrogates receive ongoing financial support.

Surrogate Compensation Breakdown

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

You can calculate your potential surrogate pay with our surrogate compensation calculator.

Ready to Start Your Surrogacy Journey?

Surrogate compensation, including monthly payments, is designed to recognize your commitment and make your journey as smooth as possible. At American Surrogacy, we're here to support you every step of the way, ensuring your experience is both rewarding and fulfilling.

If you have more questions like “How much do surrogates get paid monthly?” or are ready to take the next step, contact us today.