A Domestic Couple is made up of two individuals, often married, who work together as a team providing domestic and personal service for a household. The responsibilities of the Domestic Couple are based on the employer’s property and service needs. It is often useful to align the responsibilities of the couple with traditional job descriptions. Typically, Domestic Couples function in the following positions: Property Manager, Caretaker, Housekeeper, Household or Estate Manager, Cook, Chef and Personal Assistant. Depending on their skills, the actual responsibilities performed by the two individuals can be combined in any way that meets the needs of the employer. Domestic Couple positions are almost always Live-in positions.
We know how important the safety of your family and your home is. We work hard to screen all of our Domestic Couples and check every reference. We practice "full disclosure" which means that we share all pertinent information about candidates with our clients so that you can make a fully informed hiring decision. We’ll never withhold information from you just to push a candidate through. We will keep you informed of our progress screening your chosen candidates throughout your search.
It is important to us that you feel confident that the Domestic Couple you hire through Town + Country will maintain the safety and security of your home as well as your personal belongings and private information. Just as important, we work closely with you to understand your family’s unique needs so that we can match you with a Domestic Couple who will be a great fit.
Since every Domestic Couple and every household’s needs are different, we encourage both employers and candidates to review the responsibilities of the other positions listed on this site to determine the job description that will be the best fit for you.
Compensation for a Domestic Couple is usually based on two factors: the amount of experience the candidate brings to the position and the duties included in the Domestic Couple job description.
The salary for a Domestic Couple can vary significantly depending on the required responsibilities, level of professionalism and type of experience required. Typical salaries for a Live-in Domestic Couple range from $90,000 to $150,000. We encourage you to discuss your specific needs with us to ensure that your compensation package will result in the right match for you.
Some families choose to provide benefits to full-time Domestic Couple, which may include:
- Paid sick days
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation
- Medical insurance
What clients and staff are saying
“When you have a home or estate with significant demands, a Domestic Couple can be a great staffing option. You’ll get two experienced professionals with the mix of skills and experience that you need – typically a wider range of expertise than you can find from just one employee.” —Nancy McIlvaine, Town + Country Resources
Which positions are similar to a Domestic Couple?
The responsibilities of a domestic couple can be highly varied. Depending on the needs of the employer, domestic couple positions can cover responsibilities of a Nanny, Family Assistant, Household or Estate Manager, Caregiver, Housekeeper, Chef or Driver, among others. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.