Thursday, May 7, 2009

If stay-at-home moms got paid, they'd make six figures

This will be my stand the next time my husband complains about the never ending pile of dirty laundry......

If stay-at-home moms got paid, they'd make six figures: "This year, the annual salary for a stay-at-home mom would be $116,805, while a working mom who also juggles an outside job would get $68,405 for her motherly duties.

One stay-at-home mom said the six-figure salary sounds a little low.
'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,' said Samantha Russell, a Fremont, N.H., mother who left her job as a pastry chef to raise two boys, ages 2 and 4. 'But they should try cleaning their house with little kids running around and messing it up right after them.'
The biggest factor in a mom's theoretical salary is the amount of overtime pay she'd receive for working more than 40 hours a week.

The 18,000 moms surveyed about their typical week reported working 94.4 hours - meaning they'd be spending more than half their working hours on overtime.

Working moms reported an average 54.6-hour 'mom workweek' besides the hours they spent at paying jobs."

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