63% of Americans think being a stay-at-home mom is a job. A new report by Salary.com has determined what the salary of a stay-at-home mom should be. The average stay-at-home mom worked 107 hours a week last year due to the pandemic. Data shows a fair market salary for such work would be $184,829 which is a $6,619 raise over 2019 but moms were only averaging about 96.5 hours a week then. That would be $33.22 per hour. Which seems like a bargain when you consider all that mom's do!
Of their many roles, moms report the most time consuming is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, which takes over 20 hours a week. Overall, stay-at-home moms take on 20 different positions, including Housekeeper, Laundry Manager, Assistant Athletics Director, Staff Nurse, Conflicts Manager and more. And if 106 hours sounds like a lot, the report notes that the 75th percentile of moms actually say they’ve worked 117 hours per week.
Working moms have been extra busy this past year, spending 54 hours per week mothering on top of their regular job which averages 53 hours a week plus 3.5 hours of weekly commute time. That's 110 hours per week or 15 hours a day, 7 days a week!