A parents role is much more than cleaning, picking up socks, school runs and homework. A stay-at-home parents ‘job’ is to keep home, make sure clothes are clean and put away, dinner is made and healthy snacks are available. A parents role is often the hardest and most stay-at-home parents have told me that they would rather be in work some days as it would be easier!
A parent’s work is never done, is often a term a child hears throughout their lifetime.
To support that statement, Funky Pigeon have looked into eight ‘jobs’ that are embraced when one enters the world of parenting; cooking, cleaning, taxi-ing, caring, nursing, organising, educating and emotional supporting.
With these eight roles taken on by a mother or father, the potential earnings that a stay-at-home parent could make is quite high!
So how much could we make if we were paid to parent? Should parent’s be paid for each role has been explored?
In London, a parent could earn £263,587 if paid for the jobs that have been researched.
The findings from Funky Pigeon also highlights the pay gay by region, and how parents across the UK would be paid rather differently for providing parental support for their child based on the theory that each ‘job’ is worth a salary.
If in London, a parent can earn a potential £263,587pa for undergoing the eight roles analysed, whereas in Bristol, you’d only look to be earning £185,607pa.
In the city of Cardiff, a chef could be earning £44,749pa, though in Glasgow, you’d only look to be earning £22,310pa, so where might it be worth being the chef of the household for your family?
Nurses in Nottingham will earn an average of £50,828pa compared to the UK’s capital where the average salary of a nurse is £32,534.
A cleaners salary is somewhat consistent across these top UK cities ranging from £13,385 in Glasgow to over £17,000 in other leading regions.
Interestingly, Funky Pigeon have also uncovered that according to LinkedIn, 14,536 men have the Stay at Home Dad title, and surprisingly 5,062 fewer women are advertising themselves as Stay at Home Mums.
23,956 are listed as a Stay at Home Parent.
Can we put a price on a parents’ duties? The answer will be no, but to find out how much you could be making as a parent in your town or region, see the #ParentsSalary calculator: https://www.funkypigeon.com/