Stay at home moms pay – what is she worth?
While all moms are working moms in regards to the stay-at-home or in the office sense, stay-at-home moms don’t get a regular paycheck. Their job benefits include time to herself while a child naps, the ability to hug her baby whenever and to set her own schedule. But no holiday pay or vacation time.
A UK company took a mother’s job and figured out how much her time is REALLY worth.
$63,360 or £37,000
That’s a far cry from the $O that arrives in her non-existent bi-weekly paycheck.
The nationwide study of 3,000 mothers has calculated that the typical mum spends more than 10 hours a day looking after her family, totting up to a shattering 71 hours every week. This makes her working week longer than that of a junior doctor, which is often seen as one of the most demanding professions.
Cleaning and cooking are the biggest drain on a mothers time, taking up 69 minutes each, according to the study. She also spends 63 minutes tidying up, 61 minutes doing the laundry and 55 minutes getting kids ready for school or nursery.
After a mammoth 10 hour day, 83% of mums are left with less than an hour of “me time” and a third get fewer than six hours sleep every night, the study reveals.