Working and stay-at-home moms should be making over $160,000 a year: study

Jan 21 2019, 7:21 pm

From dishes to laundry to consoling crying children, moms are everyday superheroes who don’t get paid for all the extra work they take on.

But a study from Salary.com found that working and stay-at-home moms should be making a six-figure salary — USD$162,581 (CAD$216,157), to be exact — for all the extra, unpaid work they do.

Salary.com determined this amount by examining the number of “hybrid roles” that reflect the daily tasks of moms. These include:

  • Academic advisor
  • Accountant
  • Art director
  • Bookkeeper
  • CEO
  • Coach
  • Daycare centre teacher
  • Dietician
  • Education
  • Event planner
  • Executive housekeeper
  • Facilities director
  • Groundskeeper
  • Interior designer
  • Janitor
  • Judge/magistrate
  • Laundry manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Maintainance supervisor
  • Photographer
  • Plumber
  • Public school teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational therapist
  • Staff nurse – RNLife coach
  • Social media
  • Tailor
  • Tax accountant
  • Teacher Vocational
  • Work/ life program manager

It then used its “Salary Wizard” — a tool that generates an individual’s potential earnings– to calculate how much moms should be making.

The tool is customizable for moms and they can enter how many kids they have and if they are stay-at-home or working moms.

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Salary.com notes that the annual salary for moms has increased nearly $5,000 from its 2017 calculations, that indicated that moms should be making USD$157,705.

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How much moms should be making according to Salary.com

Dads — and commenters — shouldn’t feel left out, because there’s Salary Wizard for them as well.