Let’s face it, ladies – whether you work from home, outside the home, or are a full-time stay at home mom, you do the work of many many people. For me, a typical day consists of meal preparations, laundry and cleaning, entertaining and supervising my children, chauffeuring to and from school and other activities, and freelance writing work as well. Somewhere in there I have to fit shopping, banking and bill paying, and various appointments into my schedule.

And yeah, I don’t make a ton of money. I mostly get paid in dirt-covered hugs, slobbery kisses, and the dark chocolate I hide so that I can enjoy it in the quiet that results after bed time. Those things might not pay the bills, but they’re satisfying in their own way. The next day I wake up and do it all over again – and it’s totally worth it.

I wear many hats, including balloon ones.

I wear many hats, including balloon ones.

But what would it be life if we got paid for all those little jobs we are constantly doing? Check out the infographic below. It breaks it all down by job and average salary.

Mom Annual Salary Infographic

This infographic was created by Credit Card Insider

The only thing that bothers me on the infographic is that last part about what moms think their worth is. More than half of moms think they’re worth less than $39,999. Come on ladies, we do so much, don’t you think you’re worth more than that? I like to think I’d make a heck of a lot in over time pay too, considering I’m on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

But what would be the best thing about getting a salary for being a mom? I could use it to send myself away on a nice vacation. Alone.

What do you think of the numbers? What should your annual salary be?

One Response to A Mother’s Salary

  1. See and I thought the numbers were quite low! With how much we do and the fact that we are never ever “off duty” I think we should be making at least $150K. Then again if you are always working who would ever have time to spend this cash anyways, right?

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