It's common knowledge that being a parent is a full-time job, but what if stay-at-home parents were monetarily compensated for their hard work?

Salary.com released a report estimating a medium annual salary for parents based on hybrid roles that they believed reflect the responsibilities of being at home full-time. Some of the roles they included were:

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper 
  • CEO 
  • Dietitian
  • Education
  • Groundskeeper
  • Interior Designer 
  • Janitor
  • Laundry manager
  • Maintenance Supervisor 
  • Photographer 
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Staff Nurse
  • Tailor
  • And more. 

Based on this calculation, the website deduced that stay-at-home parents would be making $162,581 a year, which is nearly a $5,000 increase from 2017’s calculations.

The website also says that a normal work week of a stay-at-home parent would be about 96 hours per week.