Being a parent is often unappreciated hard work, unless you are one of thos who regard your kids as “payment,” not one mother gets payment for her stressful work. Each year Salary.com estimates what moms would earn if parenting did pay like a “real” job.
The company made a list of all the “hybrid roles” that moms play, including executive housekeeper, bookkeeper, and teacher. Combining current salary details to calculate a medium annual “salary” for moms multiple roles.
This year, it came up with a salary of $162,581. Well its seems Salary.com thinks moms should be rich?! Guess what we agree — moms should be rich.
Although its highly unlikely that moms will ever actually get paid a salary, it’s a useful experiment. The high number demonstrates just how much work moms really do as multi task.
“We would like to recognize both professional and stay-at-home Moms on their unwavering dedication to their families and responsibilities,” says Salary.com.
Stay-at-home moms work almost nonstop, as they take on many roles. On a normal day, a mom may do the equivalent work of a nanny, housecleaner, chauffeur, and bookkeeper, among other duties.
Naturally, stay-at-home moms don’t get paid for these tasks as they are forced to find another way to make it work financially. Moms often have to rely upon their spouses, dig into savings, or go back to work earlier than expected.
What if stay-at-home moms did get paid the average wage for the many jobs they do?
Each year, Salary.com does the math to figure it out. “We selected a handful of jobs that reflect a day in the life of a Mom,” says the posting. Using its handy “Salary Wizard,” Salary.com input all of the current salary information for those jobs.
Some of the jobs that it used for its “hybrid salary” included academic adviser, CEO, groundskeeper, laundry manager, staff nurse, and day care center teacher.
The resulting salary: $162,581.
According to calculations, stay-at-home moms work an average of 96 hours on a weekly basis.
2018’s annual salary is $5,000 higher than previous yearly calculations. In actual fact, the salary continues to increase every year!
Salary.com expresses that the salary is for all moms, even working ones. Theoretically, all mothers do some combination of these jobs on a regular daily basis.
The internet have a cast range of feelings regarding the salary figure mentioned.
Many are in favour of how high the salary is, although motherhood is hard work, maybe some people don’t actually recognise just how hard it is.
Some regarded the salary as an insult to working moms, who also do their share of parenting work throughout the day.
Naturally countless men said “WHAT ABOUT DADS?” Well If they do the same work, then the salary should be the same.
Other people seem to disagree with the notion that a financial figure should be put on parenting. Its your decision to have children, so you should happily do the work for free, according to this person.
“To say one deserves a salary for these things is absurd. Having a family is a decision to take on these responsibilities,” one working mom agreed. “It is not a career. It is not employment.”
One mom even injected a little humour into this tense conversation.
She threw in a joke about the dime that she found while doing laundry the other day.
Everyone knows that moms aren’t going to begin getting a salary in their bank accounts for their hard work anytime soon. The point is to remind folks that parenting is work.
Instead of arguing about the specifics, maybe just text your mom and say thank you.
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