With the hectic pace of the modern professional’s lifestyle, hiring an au pair is becoming increasingly necessary. As a result, their pay has increased as well. For live-in au pairs and nannies, the starting salary is about $17,000, plus free room and board. The general salary range is between $12,000 and $36,000. Live-out au pairs earn higher salaries (between $25,000 and $63,000 in most cases), but may not be compensated for living expenses.