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With Mother’s Day less than a month away, moms are top of mind. This week, Salary.com released its yearly average for what stay-at-home and working mothers would make if they were paid an annual salary for their work.
“The data really speaks for itself – a mother’s work is valuable and tangible,” said Abby Euler, general manager at Salary.com. “We want to make sure that moms get the recognition and appreciation they deserve.”
For the 12th consecutive year, Salary.com’s Mom Salary Wizard has helped put a real dollar amount on all that moms do, both in and out of the home. The company collects data from actual mothers – both stay-at-home and working – to provide how many hours go into their mothering duties at home.
This year more than 8,000 moms quantified their hours by job description in order to compute the yearly average. Based on this data, Salary.com determined that the average stay-at-home mom juggles a 94.7 hour work week and a working mom manages 57.9 hours of work at home per week, in addition to the time she spends at work.
Taking into account overtime and using salary data provided by employers, an average stay-at-home mom’s 2012 total salary would be $112,962. A working mom’s at-home 2012 salary would be $66,979. A working mom’s at-home salary should be combined with her actual work salary in order to determine her yearly compensation.
Moms and their families can visit Salary.com’s Mom Salary Wizard (http://mom.salary.com) to calculate Mom’s salary and create a “mom paycheck” for Mother’s Day.