Disclosure: This is a sponsored infographic on behalf of Couponbox. However, My opinions are all mine.
Have you ever thought about your mom and wondered, “How did she do it?” You are not alone. Moms are pretty incredible and irreplaceable. According to a recent graphic created by Couponbox.com the “job” of a stay-at-home mom is equivalent to the duties of over 50 different paid professionals. Think about the salary you would have to pay for a personal chef, full time housekeeper, financial advisor, nanny, therapist, chauffer and personal stylist. Instead of managing and paying a staff of over 50 you have one amazing mom to juggle it all.
Stay-at-home moms usually don’t have the option to clock out after work, take the weekends off or take leave for holidays. Moms don’t earn PTO and there are no 401K or stock options that her employer contributes to. Instead a mom pays out for the privilege to work night and day. Oftentimes going unnoticed. Moms put in an average of 96.5 hours per week with 46.5 of those hours being in overtime. That’s an average of 41% overtime each week. Now that is some serious overtime. So how much is your mom’s time worth?
Although she may love and cherish being paid in hugs and kisses, the cost of being a stay-at home mom comes at a hefty price. The cost of being a stay-at-home mom is approximately $119,606 per year and depending on what city you live in, the cost can be as high as $147,517. That is well above the national average income. Is the price she paid to stay home with you starting to add up now?
So the next time you see your mom, remember her job is you and she is counting on you to be worth her investment! Even after taking on multiple professional roles and spending endless overtime hours, if you asked your mom if the price she paid to stay at home was worth it, she would say “absolutely”!