Every year, just in time for Mother’s Day, Salary.com posts its annual study on how much stay-at-home moms WOULD earn, if they actually got paid for everything they do.
Well, in this economy, even HYPOTHETICAL salaries can’t catch a break.
The 2011 stay-at-home mother salary is $115,432, down $2,424 from 2010.
That salary is based on the 10 separate jobs that mothers do: Day care center teacher, CEO, psychologist, cook, housekeeper, laundry machine operator, computer operator, facilities manager, janitor, and van driver.
A mom should earn a base salary of $36,968 plus $78,464 in overtime. That’s assuming that a mother works approximately 97 hours a week, every week.
Moms who work outside of the home should get a bonus of $63,472 on top of their day job salary for the extra work they put in after hours.