Salary.com's 9th Annual Mom Salary Survey Reveals Stay-at-Home Moms Would Earn $122,732 in the U.S. and $135,661 in Canada. *This survey was taken in 09 and they claim this amount will go up. It's been a year since so I imagine the amount has gone up some)*
It has become a popular annual event because it not only recognizes the critical value of what moms do, but educates the public on the key factors that determine what employers are willing to pay for a given job," said Meredith Hanrahan, senior vice president at Salary.com, Inc. "We value the job of mom based on her job description and calculate what an employer would have to pay in cash if they were to hire someone to do all that a mom does."
The job titles that best matched a mom's definition of her work are (in increasing order of the percentage of her total 'Mom Job' salary) were: Laundry Machine Operator, Janitor, Van Driver, Housekeeper, Computer Operator I, Cook, Day Care Center Teacher, Facilities Manager, Psychologist, Chief Executive Officer.
One stay-at-home mom said:
"I think a lot of people think we sit at home and have a lot of fun and don't do a lot of work, But they should try cleaning their house with little kids running around and messing it up right after them."
The biggest driver of a mom's theoretical salary is the amount of overtime pay she'd receive for working more than 40 hours a week. The surveyed moms reported their typical week working 94.4 hours — meaning they'd be spending more than half their working hours on overtime.
A stay-at-home mom is more than full-time. The "job" brings intangible benefits one wouldn't enjoy in the workplace.
"The rewards aren't monetary, but it's a reward knowing that they're safe and happy," Russell( a surveyed mom) said of her sons. "It's worth it all."
***What do you think about this? Found it on FoxNews.
***BTW: Working moms they also said you guys would make more then that almost 85,000 dollars more.
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