Now Hiring: MOM

Have you ever wondered what your work as a mom would be worth?

We just celebrated Mother’s Day.  But what is a mother’s work really worth?  

Data from Adzuna, a leading job search engine, found that – for all the jobs that moms do, just by being a mom – moms in the U.S. should be earning $185,060. The data looked at the duration of time moms spend on tasks including driving, cooking, cleaning, keeping track of finances, and instructing per week, and how much these jobs are paid on the job market, in order to calculate what moms would be making for filling all of these roles at once.

For background, the median average U.S. salary is $53,383. The fact that moms should be earning almost 3.5 times the average shows how time-consuming and stressful being a mom can be.

  • Chauffeur: Average salary is $154,058
  • Chef: Average salary is $68,652
  • Personal Shopper: Average salary is $73,000
  • Entertainer: Average salary is $44,087
  • Cleaner: Average salary is $35,422
  • Nurse: Average salary is $127,979
  • Event Organizer: Average salary is $51,131
  • Accountant: Average salary is $51,131
  • Teacher: Average salary is $41,620
  • Therapist: Average salary is $105,092
  • Hairdresser: Average salary is $56,640
  • Security Guard: Average salary is $31,180
  • Referee: Average salary is $29,716
  • Dental Hygienist: Average salary is $74,220
  • Nanny: Average salary is $46,360
  • Ironer: Average salary is $15,933
  • Dog Walker: Average salary is $32,820
  • Swim Instructor: Average salary is $30,521

Do you fill any additional roles that we have not listed here?  And, which of these roles would you gladly outsource? We would love to hear what they are!  Email annarboreditor@adamsstreetpublishing.com

And now, the next time someone questions “what do you do all day,” you can submit an invoice for payment of services rendered.