What’s Your ‘Mom’ Salary?

Laura Shin
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Our working lives and our parenting lives differ widely for a number of reasons—and one of the top ones is the fact that the work we do as parents does not pay.

However, it does still have monetary value. Whether or not you’re a full-time stay-at-home mom, working full-time or something in between, the work you do in taking care of your child is worth something.

While it has a lot of non-financial value, it does also save you from paying someone else to do them.

So … that leads us to an obvious question. If someone were to pay you for all the services you provide your child (not a bad idea!), how much would your salary be?

We’ve developed a calculator below that will determine the value of all the parenting work you’re doing. Below, input all the duties you do in your role as Mommy.

The calculator will then determine how much you would be paid if you were a mom for hire.

We’re basing our calculations on the national average salary for each of the professions below (right column), but you can change the base salary if you know that it is different in your city or region. As you input each number, you can watch your “mom salary” automatically change below.

WHAT’S YOUR "MOM" SALARY?

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Laura Shin

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Although moms are traditionally not compensated for their work, as you can see, what they do is very valuable!