Understanding Surrogate Compensation

Learn how you can be compensated as a surrogate and gain a deeper understanding of the financial aspects of surrogate pay.

At American Surrogacy, we understand the significance of the decision you're making by becoming a surrogate mother. You deserve to feel recognized and supported throughout your journey. One way we can make that happen is through surrogate compensation.

To learn more about how you can be compensated for your efforts as a surrogate, contact us today.

Surrogate mother compensation is an important aspect of surrogacy, and we want to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

What is Surrogate Compensation?

Surrogate compensation is the financial recognition and support provided to gestational carriers for their valuable contribution to the surrogacy journey. It includes base compensation, medical expenses, legal fees and more.

See Our Surrogate Compensation Breakdown

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
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

This compensation acknowledges the commitment and dedication of surrogate mothers who are willing to carry a child for prospective parents, helping them fulfill their dreams of becoming a family.

It is a way to ensure that surrogates are fairly rewarded for the physical, emotional and time commitments they make throughout the surrogacy process. Surrogacy compensation aims to alleviate any financial concerns surrogates may have and provide them with the assurance that their choice to become a surrogate is deeply appreciated and respected.

How Much is Typical Compensation for Surrogacy?

Our surrogates can make $50,000 to $110,000 in surrogate mother compensation. Your compensation takes into account factors such as your surrogacy experience, cost of living and your current income, ensuring that the compensation package is both fair and accommodating to your individual circumstances.

Here is a breakdown of our surrogate compensation package:

See Our Surrogate Compensation Breakdown

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
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 average surrogate compensation with our surrogate pay calculator.

How Much Does a First-Time Surrogate Make?

If this is your first surrogacy journey, you can make $50,000 to $90,000 in first-time surrogate compensation This surrogate compensation package rewards the incredible service provided by first-time surrogates who are dedicating much of their time and physical and emotional energy to help others realize their dreams of parenthood.

While the specific amount may vary depending on various factors, this range provides a fair estimate of what you can make as a first-time surrogate for your valuable contribution to the surrogacy process.

How Do Surrogates Get Paid?

You will receive your surrogate mother compensation through a combination of base payments, expense reimbursements, and potential additional payments. Base payments provide compensation for carrying the pregnancy and typically cover a portion of the overall compensation.

Expense reimbursements cover costs related to pregnancy, such as medical bills, maternity clothing, travel and legal fees. Experienced surrogates may receive higher base payments due to their proven track record.

What is the Highest Paid Surrogate?

Through our comprehensive surrogate compensation package, our surrogates can earn $100,000+ in experienced surrogate compensation.

Experienced surrogates tend to earn more than first-time surrogates due to their proven track record and familiarity with the surrogacy process. Their previous successful surrogacy journeys and greater confidence in navigating the process instill a sense of security in parents and surrogacy agencies, leading to increased surrogate mother compensation offers. We’ll also match higher standard surrogate compensation offers put forth by other agencies.

How Much Surrogate Compensation Can I Earn?

When you begin your surrogacy journey with American Surrogacy, you can earn $50,000 to $110,000 depending on your experience level and location. With American Surrogacy, you be sure you’re getting the compensation you deserve for your dedicated service.

Get in touch with a surrogacy specialist today to get more information about getting the surrogate compensation you deserve.