Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Domestic Engineering and Property Management
HOW MUCH IS A HOUSEWIFE WORTH ?
If you're a stay-at-home wife and mother, you're worth a whopping $125,900 a
year! That's because your mate would have to pay $2,325 a week to hire people to
perform all the jobs you do, according to U.S. government statistics.
A busy mom provides her family with the services of a child care worker, cook,
dishwasher, chauffeur, laundry worker, maid and more.
Here's what it would cost to hire someone to do these jobs for a week, according to
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 1995 Employment and Earnings report:
1. CHILD CARE WORKER - $182
That's the amount working parents fork out for a fulltime child care worker to look
after and feed their children.
2. COOK - $238
Professional cooks earn an average of $238 a week. But you could be worth even
more if you whip up dishes that could be served at fine restaurants.
3. DISHWASHER AND KITCHEN CLEANER - $225
That's what an expert makes working full-time in the catering and food preparation
4. LAUNDRY WORKER - $199
You're worth $199 a week to wash, dry and fold your family's clothes and linens.
5. CHAUFFEUR - $362
Professional drivers pocket $362 a week. But you may be worth more since you're at
your family's beck and call 24 hours a day.
6. MAID - $182
Although this is what the average maid earns, it's not a lot to do all the dirty work
around the house.
7. RECREATION COORDINATOR - $303
You should be paid $303 a week to plan and execute your children's playtime
8. TUTOR - $228
You tear your hair out helping your children master the "new math" for free; while a
professional tutor rakes in $228 a week.
9. BOOKKEEPER/SECRETARY - $389
A clerical worker who balances the books, answers the phone and organizes
schedules earns $389 a week.
Tally all those figures and you'll find you could be earning a cool $120,900 a year
($155,280 if you factor in a 3% inflation rate)."
This does not even factor in the spiritual training and mentoring that a mother will do
that a hired hand would not. So how much is the love of a stay-at-home mother/wife
worth to a family? PRICELESS !!!
Hi, Steven here. I didn't write that, that's from a PDF I found online, here. Props to whomever DID write it.
Bear in mind as well that's in 1995 dollars.
Current official income of housewife: $ 0 per year. Same as it ever was.