SAHMs Should Make Over $100,000 a Year
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So, how does the average stay-at-home mom spend her 96 hours of working time? According to Salary.com, the average stay-at-home mom spends 14.6 hours as a housekeeper, 14.5 hours as a cook (or executive chef), 14.3 hours as a daycare teacher, 10.9 hours as a facilities manager, 8.6 hours as a computer operator, 8.3 hours as a psychologist, 7.8 hours as a van driver, 6.5 hours as a laundry machine operator, and 3.2 hours as the chief executive officer.
Salary.com also gives a calculator to personalize the amount of time you spend each week and adds in the ability to enter in your time as a nurse, accountant, bookkeeper, nutritionist or groundskeeper, just to name a few. The calculator also gives working moms an option to enter in their home working hours, with the average working mom revealing that she works 59 hours in addition to her “day job.”
Regardless of what a stay-at-home or working moms "job" is worth in dollars, its value is priceless in the eyes of her family.