Thursday, May 3, 2007

SAHM and WOHM;_ylt=Avh7q1ir5EW88NyD6GXuw64EtbAF

I edited out a few pieces of the article:

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 on Wednesday.

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, This probably factors in working moms hiring a housekeeper...which many don't do.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst)

I went and looked at - and the figures were the national average....a full time working mom shows this (with 2 kids preschool age)

$46,652 $85,939 $125,932
National Low National Median National High

Stay at home mom (with 2 preschool kids)

$76,856 $138,095 $198,380
National Low National Median National High

Thought it was interesting...


VanDyks said...

No WONDER we can't afford to go out to dinner more often, my salary is putting us in the hole!

Laura VMS said...

That is definitely some pretty interestig information!