Across My Desk: Stay-At-Home Moms
We all know that stay-at-home moms don't get the credit they deserve for the work they do 24/7. And, if they received a paycheck for that work it would be a whopper.
According to a recent study from Salary.com, here's the skinny on the current state of affairs for today's at-home moms:
With Mother's Day right around the corner, how about giving Mom some extra credit, respect and love. Odds are, she deserves it!
- If stay-at-home moms got a regular paycheck for their daily responsibilities, this year's check would be 2% larger than last. The latest study of how much compensation "nonworking" moms deserve pegged their 2006 pay at $134,121 up from 2005's $131,471.
- Moms who work outside the home should be entitled to $85,876 annually for the "mom" portion of their work, in addition to their regular salary.
- Psychologist, laundry machine operator, computer operator, and facilities manager are new to this year's list of top 10 mom job responsibilities.
- Working moms and those who stay at home both send about four hours a week nurturing the emotional needs of their kids and work an average of 90 hours per work.
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