Au pair stay in Switzerland? Are you looking for an au pair family in Switzerland? Check out Switzerland as an au pair destination!
Find out more about an au pair staying in Switzerland.
Beware that in Switzerland , most families only accept female au pair candidates. If you want to be an au pair in Switzerland, you cannot be married or have children .
Furthermore, you have to have some basic knowledge of the language spoken in your canton. You are only allowed to work as an au pair in a part of Switzerland that doesn’t speak your native language. If, for instance, your native language is Italian, you cannot be an au pair in the Italian part of Switzerland . With this rule, the Swiss government wants to encourage au pairs to learn a new language.
One of the most popular au pair destinations in Switzerland is the western (French) part of the country, where you can learn a lot about Swiss culture while surrounded by amazing scenery.
There is a set wage for au pairs in Switzerland. From the salary you earn before taxes – which depends on the size of the household and your age – you have to subtract the so-called “natural salary” for food and accommodation . There will remain a total of 500-800 CHF , depending on the size of the household and your au pair working hours . The exact sum of your salary also depends on the canton.
As an au pair, you have to pay income taxes in Switzerland. Your family has to inform you about this. It is possible to deduct some of the taxes directly from your salary. (Apart from this, au pairs in Switzerland receive a daily allowance of 21.50 CHF for food during their vacation and on their days off (information from March 2013 according to the AHV). )
The host family in Switzerland takes out an au pair health insurance policy for you. Your host family has to insure you against illness and accidents. The host family pays 100% of the rates for the working compensation insurance and 50% of the rates for all the other insurance.
You have to register your au pair occupation in Switzerland with the corresponding Swiss Compensation Office. Your host family is allowed to deduct up to 50% of your social security payments from your au pair salary.