This Is How Much Moms Should Be Making For All They Do

Mother and little daughter sitting on the floor at home using laptop and tablet

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Anyone who tells you being a mom is not a full-time job has never had the experience themselves. Moms take on lots of different roles every day, and a new report reveals that if they were paid accordingly, they’d make a pretty big salary.

  • has just come out with their 12th annual Mother's Day Index.
  • It has determined that if moms got paid for all their typical responsibilities in the household, their salary would be more than $126,725.
  • That’s a 9.2% increase from last year, and the first time it has reached passed six figures.
  • The job of mom has 18 typical core jobs according to the report, with 15 of them getting wage increases this year.
  • The biggest increases came as accountants and auditors (36%) and designers (28%).
  • Other areas with significant increases include:
    • Bakers (6%)
    • Cooks (7%)
    • Maids and housekeeping cleaners (14%)
    • Teachers (19%)
  • The ones with the largest declines include mental health counselors (-12%) and community and social service specialists (-7%).

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