SAHM Salary

Did anyone catch this? I think the hours are longer though!

Stay-at-home mom’s work worth $138,095
Annual amount she’d earn as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist
Updated: 10:34 a.m. CT May 3, 2007
NEW YORK - If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States
were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among
other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research
released Wednesday.

This reflected a 3 percent raise from last year’s $134,121, according
to Inc , Waltham, Massachusetts- based compensation experts.

The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother’s work were housekeeper,
cook, day care center teacher, laundry machine operator, van driver,
facilities manager, janitor, computer operator, chief executive
officer and psychologist, it said.

The typical mother puts in a 92-hour work week, it said, working 40
hours at base pay and 52 hours overtime.

A mother who holds full-time job outside the home would earn an
additional $85,939 for the work she does at home,

Last year she would have earned $85,876 for her at-home work, it said. compiled the online responses of 26,000 stay-at-home
mothers and 14,000 mothers who also work outside the home.

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URL: msnbc. 18466753/

Yes, it’s the most completely ridiculous article I’ve read in a long time.

And I would much rather do it for my family for free than to do those jobs for others for money. But since when does a mother only work 92 hours a week? Even going out to eat or on a family vacation is part of the job, and I’m not complaining! I love working this awesome job 24/7! The perks are fantastic :smiley:

Where do I pick up my check? They are SO going to give me backpay!

I don’t need a salary, the benefits alone are worth it:love:

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