Monday, March 23, 2009

$M: In case you've ever wondered.


That's how much you could be making as a fabulous stay-at-home mother, if anyone was counting, and handing over some green.

You can find this here. And read it here...

NEW YORK — If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research released on Wednesday.
This reflected a 3 percent raise from last year's $134,121, according to Inc,
Waltham, Mass.-based compensation experts.
The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother's work were housekeeper, cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver, facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive officer and psychologist, it said.
The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, it said, working 40 hours at base pay and 52 hours overtime.
A mother who holds full-time job outside the home would earn an additional $85,939 for the work she does at home, reported.
Last year she would have earned $85,876 for her at-home work, it said. compiled the online responses of 26,000 stay-at-home mothers and 14,000 mothers who also work outside the home.

Mothers of the Web, you may not get paid now, but I hear the rewards of a job well done come later, and are highly satisfying. And you already know it's worth it.

And if you want, by all means, go get yourself a Starbucks, or some shoes, or some earrings, or something every once in a while, for goodness sake.


anne said...

I heart you :)

Eva said...

Very nice. Very nice. Now if only Obama would start paying us that, right? He he.

A Crafty Mom said...

THAT sounds like a great salary to me, and I wouldn't even need to interview, I've already got the job :-)

Anonymous said...

That's so funny, I haven't bought jewelry for myself in a while and just today bought a few fun pairs of trendy earrings totaling $17 and totally felt indulgent for doing so! Thanks for giving me the OK and that pat on the back : )

You're the best and I love reading your blog!

Kellie B

Kim said...

I couldn't agree with you more!

Debbie said...

Shoot, I'm worth that before 9 a.m.!