Mother’s Day was last month, but I found this article interesting.
According to recent research findings from salary.com, the typical
American stay-at-home mom would make $138,095.00 a year if she were
paid for her work. This is a three percent raise from last year’s
computation of $134,121.00.
According to the findings, mothers put in a 92-hour work week (40 at
base pay and 52 overtime). This is arguable to many mothers, who
would attest to being on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I
see that more as a 40-hour week with 148 hours of overtime.
They listed ten jobs as comprising a mother’s work: cook,
housekeeper, janitor, day care center teacher, psychologist, laundry
machine operator, computer operator, van driver, chief executive officer
and facilities manager. I would also add several other jobs: guidance
counselor, secretary/receptionists, nurse, personal assistant/manager,
motivational speaker, tutor, seamstress, personal shopper, nutritionist,
Regardless of what makes up the duties of a stay-at-home mom, it is
an unpaid volunteer position. The perks are said to be immensely
fulfilling, but it wouldn’t hurt to be able to get a 401K in there
somewhere…except you can’t retire.
What do YOU think?