A Mother’s Job Continues to Increase in Complexity and Her Paycheck Increases in Value

Data Shows the Worth of a Mother’s Work Continues to Grow as Increased Skillsets are Required

WALTHAM, Mass. (May 13, 2018) – If stay-at-home moms earned an annual salary for all the hours they put in tending to the duties of their households and children, how much would they earn? Salary.com, the leader in employer-reported compensation data, software and services, released data that puts a price tag on the time spent on a priceless job – being a mother.

By selecting a handful of jobs that reflect a day in the life of a mom and pulling the market compensation for those same roles, it was determined that the medium annual salary of a mother is $162,581– rising nearly $5,000 from 2017 calculations.

Through surveying thousands of working and stay-at-home moms since 2000, the 19th Annual Mom Salary Survey has determined the most time-consuming tasks and hours spent on each one. The company has tracked how their roles have morphed over the years, and how the value of this hybrid role has continued to rise. With a nearly 96-hour work-week and a six-figure annual rate, moms may be the most valuable workers in the country.

“While it’s difficult to put a price tag on a job like being a mother, us at Salary.com would like to honor all the Moms out there who work their hardest day-in and day-out,” said Alys Reynders Scott, Chief Marketing Officer, Salary.com.

“We would like to recognize both professional and stay-at-home Moms on their unwavering dedication to their families and other responsibilities. The work ethic does not go unnoticed or unappreciated, and we were not surprised at the substantial salary we calculated this year. It is money well-earned.”

In addition to traditional roles like performing the duties of a cook, housekeeper, nurse, and nutritionist, moms of today have even more responsibilities they must fulfill on a day-to-day basis.

With the rise of technology, moms are expected to sharpen their knowledge around computers, tablets, smartphones, and social media – making them extremely well-rounded in their skillsets and very valuable regarding earning potential.

To learn more, check out Salary.com’s 2018 Mom Salary Survey here.

To schedule an interview to discuss this news in depth, please contact Victoria Waldron at victoria.waldron@salary.com or 781-454-6822 to set up a briefing.

About Salary.com

Salary.com is the leading SaaS provider of cloud-based compensation market data and analytics. Founded in 1999, the Company serves approximately 4,000 business-to-business customers worldwide with its market-leading CompAnalyst platform, designed to accelerate compensation workflows and improve efficiency. Through its Salary Wizard and consumer website, Salary.com delivers continually updated, reliable market pay data and career content to hundreds of thousands of consumers each year. The Company is committed to helping organizations drive company success by aligning compensation practices with recruiting, performance and development initiatives through easy-to-access data and meaningful insights. For more information, please visit the company website at www.salary.com.

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