We surveyed more than 8,000 moms to find out how much time they spend on their most common tasks. Did you know stay-at-home moms average a 95-hour work week? Or how about working moms, who spend 9 to 5 at the office and then put in an additional 58 hours a week on their household and childcare duties?
Career moms say they are busier than ever, and that’s reflected by a 5 percent increase in their “mom salary” compared to last year. Their time spent on “mom jobs” is up an average of two hours a week, which could be a nod to the after effects of the recent recession that had an increased number of women entering the workforce. To that end, stay-at-home mothers saw their “mom salary” drop roughly two percent from 2011, mainly because they reported spending roughly two hours per week less on childcare and household duties.
But no matter your situation, you can go to the Mom Salary Wizard this year, plug in your (or your mom's) info, and print out a fake check for your mom in recognition of how valuable she is to you. And then, make sure you read on to find out more facts about our survey and for the chance to give your mom the Mother's Day present of a lifetime.