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This is how much a stay-at-home mum would be paid for all of their work

They say being a parent is a full-time job, and research reveals that mums work the equivalent of TWO and a half FULL-TIME jobs.

That’s 98 hours a week (an average working week is 39 hours)!

But exactly how much would a salary be for being a mum if we were to get paid for the long, often tedious hours we put in?

The figures are eye-watering. No wonder we’re all so tired!

This is how much a stay-at-home mum would be paid for all of their work

Stay-at-home mums are worth nearly $230,000

According to a new survey by, stay-at-home mommas should be paid $228, 587 (US$162,581) a year! Wowsers.

The salary comparison website listed out a handful of jobs “that reflect a day in the life of a mom (sic)” and used its ‘Salary Wizard’ to calculate just how much a stay-at-home parent would earn.

Mums are said to have a ‘hybrid’ role of around 30 different professions including being a teacher, coach, bookkeeper, psychologist, event planner, photographer, plumber and janitor.


We selected a handful of jobs that reflect a day in the life of a Mom (sic), and using salary.coms Salary Wizard we uncovered that the medium annual salary of a mother is $162,581 – rising nearly $5,000 from our 2017 calculations,” read the website.

“[We] would like to honour all the Moms (sic) out there who work their hardest day-in and day-out.

“We would like to recognise both professional and stay-at-home Moms on their unwavering dedication to their families and other responsibilities.”

Once added up and taking into account the number of hours mums do, it works out to be more than $230, 000!

This survey focuses on stay-at-home mums, but stay-at-homes dad work just as hard!

This is how much a stay-at-home mum would be paid for all of their work

Moral of the story: it’s hard work being a parent. But oh so worth it, even if we don’t get a paycheck at the end of the week.

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