How Much Should Mom's Salary Be?

By CNN News Wire

Published 05/09 2014 05:28PM

Updated 11/21 2014 02:40PM

(CNN) - It's one of the hardest jobs in the world -- all done without a paycheck. But if moms were to get paid based on what they do each and every day, how much would they earn? ran the numbers and created "The Mother's Day Salary Index" for this year. 

From the typical mom duties, they calculate:

Cooking and cleaning would pay about $12,000 in wages.

Added to that, more than $21,000 for childcare, $7,000 in homework help, over $5,000 for being a personal chauffeur. 

Then there's the miscellaneous part of the job -- the shopping, the yard work, the activity planning and finances -- they calculate that should pay $15,000. 

And lastly, they say moms should be paid as a private detective for all the time they spend keeping tabs on their kids. For that they would earn $1,000.

The grand total -- they calculate moms this year would get paid $62,985 for the work they are doing. 

Moms might say that love is the only payment they accept but this is a nice little reminder heading into this weekend of everything moms do.  So maybe spring for the big bouquet of flowers this weekend instead. 

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