Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

The Mother's Day Index 2011
Mom job
BLS occupation used
Hours per week/weeks per year
Hourly wage
Weeks per year
Annual Mom cost
14 hrs./52 weeks
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs
9 hrs./52 weeks
Helping with homework
Other teachers and instructors
10 hrs./40 weeks
Taking care of the kids
Child Care Worker
40 hrs./52 weeks
Nursing wounds
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses
2 hrs./12 weeks
Cleaning up
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
10 hrs./52 weeks
Planning parties
Meeting & Convention Planners
64 hours a year

Summer activity planner
Miscellaneous community and social service specialists
40 hrs./12 weeks
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
0.5 hrs./52 weeks
Shopping for the family
Personal and home care aides
3 hrs./52 weeks
Family finances
Accountants and auditors
0.5 hrs./52 weeks
Yard work
Grounds maintenance workers
1 hr./52 weeks
Fixing up the house
Interior Designers
40 hours a year

Finding out what the kids are up to
Private detectives and investigators
40 hours a year

Total annual Mom cost: $61,436
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Go thank your mom.  Right now.


Cutzi said...

This is great!

Mrs. Squirrel said...

Will be doing that this afternoon for my Mom, and tomorrow at lunch for Mr. Squirrel's Mom!

Hope you have a great day
Momma Grasshopper!


Felicity said...

Brilliant! I just converted that amount to Rand and am most impressed with what my services are worth!

Now to chat to hubby....

amber waves of grain said...

Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing this great post!

Rachael Starke said...

Well, I did the math, and I think these numbers are either from around the mid-eighties, or they don't account for California's glorious hyper-inflation and 35% taxation rate. IOW, tack on another 30% or so, and that's what a Cali mom should make. I'll go email Jerry Brown right now.....not. :)

Happy Mom's Day friend. Hope the boys showered you with love. And hope you got to do the same for your dear Mom. May you have many, many more years of Mom's Days with her.

melanie said...

My kids suggested adding another $60k for my teacher's salary. But I told them this was a Christian school, so it would only be another $20k. ;-) (espec since I don't work as hard as I know my classroom teacher friends do)

The dB family said...

Happy (belated) Mother's Day! Well, with that kind of income, I could totally help pay for the addition. Too bad it would just have to come right out of Murray's paycheck :o).