Egg Donors Challenge Pay Rates, Saying They Shortchange Women. A federal class-action suit questions compensation guidelines in a largely unregulated industry and seeks to increase donors’ negotiating power. The class action challenged whether it is fair to cap compensation to egg donors at $10,000. "The guidelines do not have the force of law, though they have been widely followed. But demand for eggs has increased and put pressure on their price. So some high-end fertility clinics and egg-donor agencies are ignoring the guidelines and paying far more — on rare occasions in the six figures — while donors are shopping around to get the best price." Do you think there should be a limit on how much an egg donor should receive for the donation of her eggs? Click here for the full article. Related: What do surrogates get paid?