It’s May, so it’s that special time of year where we say thanks to that special lady in our lives- our mothers. And just in case you need one more reason why your mother deserves your love this month and the rest of the year, I found an old article published by Reuters on just how over-worked and under-paid moms are. After reading it, I hope you’ll give your mom a call. Happy Mother’s Day, mom.
“If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as house-keeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research released yesterday.
This reflected a three per cent raise from last year’s $134,121, according to Salary.com Inc., Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts.
The 10 jobs listed as comprising a mother’s work were housekeeper, cook, day care centre 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 a full-time job outside the home would earn an additional $85939 for the work she does at home.
Last year she would have earned $85,939 for the work she does at- home work, it said.
Salary.com compiled the online responses of 26,000 stay-at-home mothers and 14,000 mothers who also work outside the home.” (Reuters, May 3, 2007)