If Stay At Home Moms Received A Salary, They Would Make This Much

January 20, 2019  |  

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The work of a mother is never done and the role that they place in their children’s lives is priceless. Many mothers opt-out of going to work and stay at home to take care of their family. They don’t get the compensation they deserve, especially if they receive government assistance. According to a recent study by salary.com, if stay-at-home mothers did get paid, they would rake in six figures.

The study found that stay-at-home mothers would have a medium annual salary of $162,581, $5,000 more than what they found in their 2017 study. They concluded that the role of a supermom entails duties of these professions: academic advisor, executive housekeeper, accountant, judge, bookkeeper, social media manager, teacher, janitor, dietitian, plumber, psychologist, maintenance supervisor, CEO, photographer, a buyer, event planner, laundry manager, marketing manager, psychologist and a host of others.

The “worth” of a stay-at-home mother has seen surges and declines throughout the years of salary.com conducting this study, with their 2018 study having the highest salary. The lowest salary calculation was in 2012, at $112, 962. The salary jumped drastically in  2016 to $143,102 from $113,568 in 2015. The number has been on the rise ever since.

 

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