Skip to comments.[Stay at Home] Mom's 2007 Salary: $138K
Posted on 05/02/2007 12:19:57 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
The work of a stay-at-home mother has an annual monetary value of $138,095, up 3 percent from last year, according to a survey out today.
Those are some findings from the seventh annual Mom Salary Survey issued by Salary.com, a Waltham compensation software and consulting firm.
YOUR VIEW: How much are stay-at-home moms worth?
If paid the salary of the equivalent work that a stay-at-home mother performs, a woman would earn $138,095, the company said.
And if a working mother regarded parenting as a second job, that second job would command an annual salary of $85,939; that's on top of the money she earns in the work place, Salary.com said.
More than 80 percent of employers are actively recruiting mothers re-entering the work force, and among the reasons is that mothering hones such as work-place skills and virtues as multitasking, compassion, dependability, and people skills, Salary.com said.
"Mothers are not only talented; they're experienced managers, motivators, decision makers and client specialists after spending time in both the work force and as a mother," Salary.com senior vice president Bill Coleman said in a statement.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Interesting thread ping.
My check for $250,000 seems to have been lost in the mail. Please send another.
Being a stay-at-home mom? Priceless.
GMTA! I’m in the wrong field!
Damn right it is, I’m worth a hell of a lot more than that.
My mom should have gotten a million dollars a year given all that the four of us kiddos put her through.
She was a saint, through and through!
Had her with us for 82 years and she still died too soon.
Loved her with all my heart and I’m sorry I don’t have her here to talk to.
They can’t complain about the commute.
“More than 80 percent of employers are actively recruiting mothers re-entering the work force”
Not for 138,000 they aren’t....(chuckle)
More economic nonsense intended to show how undervalued women are.
I drive waaaaay more now than I did when I was working outside the house.
Sexist study; does this mean a stay at home dad would earn 25% more?
Well, at $138k for a homemaker, I am forced to conclude that the guy who goes off and works two jobs to feed, house and clothe his family is woefully underpaid at say $60k per year.
Garbage In, Garbage Out as the saying goes. I don’t ever want to under rate homemaking. However, to say the value of a homemaker’s wages is far above the average wage earner’s annual pay is pure BS.
I think that someone is confused.
Otherwise, they are drastically underpaying Au Pairs.
I think you are reading far too much into what essentially amounts to a “fun fact”.
They’re just showing how much a mom would be paid to do all this work if she was doing it for a customer rather than for love of home and family. It’s not like they just made the numbers up. It doesn’t prove anything about women being undervalued at all; no one expects a mother to be paid. No one’s outraged moms aren’t making this salary, they aren’t going on strike.
It’s just an intersting number in the same way statistics about the number of microscopic bugs in your house or how many cups of coffee the average person drinks every year are interesting.
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