Study reveals what stay-at-home mums' salaries would be if they got paid ...

Publish Date
Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 12:00PM

We all know being a parent is hard work - but, unfortunately, it's a job that doesn't pay a full-time wage.

So if we were to earn a paycheck, how much would we be paid?

Well, according to a recent survey by Salary.com, stay-at-home mums should earn upwards of US$162,581 (NZ$240,608) a year!

The total was determined after polling thousands of mamas on the tasks they devote time to - including everything from housekeeping and cooking to being an unofficial psychologist and a family CEO.

Researchers also found the typical stay-at-home mum works almost 96 hours a week, with the most time-consuming tasks being cooking (14 hours per week), driving (9 hours), childcare (40 hours) and those "miscellaneous" tasks that add up to 33 more hours.

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Of course, the true payoff of motherhood is in watching our children grow, learn and laugh.

Those experiences are priceless!