Super Mom: What's a Mother Worth?

How Much Is a Mother Really Worth?

by Connor Harrison - May 10, 2019

If stay-at-home moms earned an annual salary for all the jobs they perform on a daily basis, how much would they earn?

Today, we've released the results of our annual Mom Salary Survey – just in time for Mother's Day! This year, we estimated the value of a mother's work by tracking real-time market prices of all the jobs that moms perform. The result? The median annual salary for stay-at-home moms in 2019 is $178,201 – rising $15,620 (a 9.6% increase) from the 2018 mother's worth calculation.

This year's study gave consideration to traditional roles – like housekeeper, dietitian, and day care teacher – and newer roles – like network administrator, social media communications, and recreational therapist.

A Mother's Job Value Over Time - Mom's Salary

Example positions of the Mom hybrid job role include:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Accountant I
  • Art Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Buyer II
  • CEO
  • Coach
  • Day Care Teacher
  • Dietitian
  • Instructor
  • Event Planner
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Facilities Director
  • Groundskeeper
  • Interior Designer II
  • Janitor
  • Judge/Magistrate
  • Laundry Manager
  • Logistics Analyst I
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Network Administrator
  • Photographer
  • Plumber
  • Public School Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Staff Nurse
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Tailor
  • Work/Life Manager

 
"Parents hold the ultimate hybrid job at home. They’re CEOs, judges, academic advisors, and so much more,” said Sarah Reynolds, Vice President of Marketing at Salary.com. “The role of Mom requires a diverse skill set that commands serious market value in the talent market, and with new demands on Mom’s time arising every day, we only expect their market value to increase in the future. The immense dedication and work ethic of modern moms does not go unnoticed or unappreciated, and we were not at all surprised at the increased salary we calculated this year, nor do we expect this pace of growth to slow over the next five years.”

Salary.com’s 2019 Mom Salary Survey recognizes the value that working and stay-at-home moms alike deliver to their families every day.

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