Putting a price on motherhood

May 9, 2008 6:00:47 AM PDT
We all know a mother's work is never done. But just how much is mother's work worth? Well, according to a Mother's Day study from Salary.com, a mom's labors would bring nearly $117,000 dollars a year.

The survey calculates a mom's market value by studying pay levels for 10 different job titles. The mom-like jobs include housekeeper, day care center teacher, van driver, psychologist and CEO.

The study also figures in plenty of overtime pay for mom.

But even 100-K-plus sounds a little low to fulltime mom Samantha Russell of Fremont, New Hampshire. The former pastry chef says cleaning up after two young boys is a lot of work and not much fun.