Sunday, May 11, 2014

What’s the value of your mom on this mother's day?

My mom
With Mother’s Day today, what’s the value of your mom?  Of course, the only right answer is priceless.  However, if you really had to put on a value of all the jobs that your mom does, which is a truly exhaustive list, you’d need to take on another job to cover the cost.  Being a mom requires all sorts of skills ranging from cooking, to driving, to helping with homework.  Not only does a mom need to be proficient in these varied areas, your mom must work overtime and be on call throughout the night.  If you interviewed for a job like this, you’d likely balk at all of the requirements.  How much would the typical mom make a week for everything that she does?


Job
Estimated hours/week
Hourly rate
Total Cost per week
Housekeeper
15
$15
$105
Taxi Driver
8
$15
$120
Cook
15
$25
$375
Janitor
8
$15
$120
CEO
3
$150
$450
Psychologist
8
$80
$640
Laundry attendant
7
$12
$84
Facilities manager
11
$25
$275
Homework helper
14
$45
$630
Totals
89
-
$2,799

At 89 hours per week, you’d have to pay $2,799 per week or $145,548 per year.  Be sure to appreciate your mom this mother’s day, because if you had to pay for all of these services out of pocket, you probably couldn’t afford to pay for it!

Are you curious about how much money your mom would cost you?  Use salary.com’s what is a mom’s work worth calculator.

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