Sunday, May 27, 2007

Oh, If Only!

Parade Magazine always does a yearly special on 'What People Earn.' Stay-at-home Moms don't get paid, but here's a rough estimate of what my salary might be IF only someone would pay it for me.

Earnings Statement

Job TitleHourly RateHours Worked
Day Care Center Teacher$12.181,082
Cook - Institution$12.45530
Computer Operator I$14.88426
Laundry Machine Operator$8.82504
Facilities Manager$36.67484
Van Driver$14.39645
Chief Executive Officer$163.43213

Regular Hourly Rate$21.812,080$45,375
Overtime Rate$32.723,567$116,727

Depending on the day, I might do more housework, or less cooking... but I still don't think it's accurate because being a Mom is a 24-hour a day job, and this doesn't quite account for it. And c'mon, what about my pay as a doctor? Or at the very least, Nurse??? Not to mention, but don't you think a Psychologist gets paid more than $34.86 an hour? However, no one is here to cut me a check, so maybe it doesn't matter so much.

How much do you earn as a Stay-At-Home Mom?



Blogger dubby said...

I may not know much, but if you do it right, the pay you get as a good stay-at-home mom you would never trade for the $162,000 a year.

There is nothing more important than your family. There is nothing more important to your family than love. And you can't pay someone to love your family.

And taking forty-plus waking hours out of a 168 hour week away from them is a huge sacrifice. Very few moms pull it off without regrets.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Lint Monkey said...

Waiiiit a minute. You've got both housekeeper and janitor on there, but they're pretty much the same thing. Believe me, I've been both. However, I get 11.50 for housekeeping, not 9.45, so you could still boost your number by combining those to be the same job. You could even call the name of the job Custodian, which implies that you not only clean, but have "custody" of something.

...just thought I'd point it out. Oh, and don't forget to factor in the amount that would be taken out for taxes. :P

Have a wonderful day. Hehehe.

9:34 AM  

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