A study recently conducted by Edelman Financial Services tried to identify the many occupations that a typical mother might be said to hold over the course of a year. The researcher also examined salary data supplied by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, trade groups, and human resource and staffing firms. Putting all the information together, Edelman estimated that a mother's worth is approximately $507,000 per year! Here is a breakdown of the various tasks typically performed by a mother and the corresponding median salaries:
Computer Systems Analyst....$44,000
Food/Beverage Service Worker....$20,000
General Office Clerk....$19,000
Elementary School Principal....$58,600
Baking warm cookies for an after-school snack.....Priceless
Giving a hug, a smile, a word of encouragement....Priceless
There are some things money just can't buy! While Edelman's research may have been on the right track, the truth is that a mother's worth is incalculable.