Egg donor compensation typically starts at $5,000 for first-time egg donors. Previously successful egg donors are compensated at a higher rate. Partial payment is sent to the donor when she starts her injectable medications, and the remainder is paid after the egg retrieval itself. It’s important to remember that egg donors are compensated for their time and effort during the egg donation process, not for their eggs. Payments are dispersed from a trust account funded by the Intended Parents in accordance with our agency’s egg donation agreement.