What a Stay-at-Home Mom Should Earn

December 21, 2012 | By | Comments (4)

Baby next to a piggy bank


That’s right, if stay-at-home moms were paid, Salary.com determined they should earn this six-figure salary. How? The income was calculated by combining the average wages, plus overtime, for the jobs a mom typically performs including laundress, janitor, driver, cook, facilities manager, psychologist, and CEO (of the household). The results also showed that the average stay-at-home mom works a grueling 94.7-hour week and would make an average of $22.94 a week.

What do you think of this number-crunching?

Calculate your own Mom Salary with this fun LearnVest tool.

[photo Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images]


  1. Crabbieappleton

    This column seems to come out every Mother’s Day. How refreshing to see it come out for Christmas, too.

    Anyhow, how about Stay-at-Home Dads?

    December 22, 2012 at 9:18 pm
  2. Fulltimemom

    This is ridiculous. Working moms do all of these things too. Why is it a competition?

    December 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  3. SportsMom79

    It’s not a competition, its just that most people tend to think that just because you are a stay at home mom than you must just sit at home eating bon bons all day. A lot of people do not realize that its a lot of work and you don’t get paid, no sick days, no breaks for yourself or even a simple thank you.

    December 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm
  4. kate

    We all need to support each other whether we stay at home or go to work. Both ways of life take a lot of work, patience and sacrifice.

    December 24, 2012 at 8:42 am

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