The Zoomer Report: Mom Pay
If you think mothers don’t get enough respect for the work they do, listen
to this. According to salary.com,
if a stay-at-home mom was compensated in dollars rather than personal satisfaction
and unconditional love, she’d rake in nearly $117,000 a year.
A working mom who also juggles an outside job would get almost $69,000 for
her motherly duties. The eighth annual survey calculated a mother’s market
value by studying pay levels for 10 job titles ranging from housekeeper to van
driver, psychologist and chief executive officer.
The biggest driver of a mom’s theoretical salary is overtime. Stay-at-home
moms reported working 94.4 hours — while those who also work outside said
their average “mom work week” ran almost 55 hours.
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About The Zoomer Report
Libby Znaimer, a prominent Canadian journalist specializing in business, politics, and lifestyle issues, is producer and host of The Zoomer Report, a special feature on topics of interest to baby boomers and the 50+. It covers everything from health and wealth to leisure and volunteerism, from the special vantage point of the generation that has changed society in its wake.
Ms. Znaimer is also Vice-President of News and Information for Classical 96.3FM and AM740. Her first book, “In Cancerland – Living Well Is The Best Revenge” – was published in October 2007 by Key Porter.
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