Annual salary: $20,322 Hourly pay: $9.77 Stay-at-home moms: 7.7 hours a week Working moms: 4.5 hours a week
This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but it also illustrates the thankless (yet unbelievably important) jobs in which moms seem to specialize.
Cleaning isn’t fun for most people. No one wakes up in the morning and says “Oh good, today I get to mop the remains of last night’s dinner off the kitchen floor and then Lysol every surface in the house.” But regardless of how much the moms we surveyed can’t stand the daily grind of cleaning, they do it because it has to be done. Without motherly janitorial services, we’d all be living in squalor.