How much should a mother truly earn?

Following Mother’s Day which fell on the 22nd March this year, a job site has analysed all the skills a mother needs as well as all the transferable skills they amass and calculated how much they should be paid for their various roles.

Adzuna results show that Mums play a part in all these roles and the amount they would earn in the working world:

  • Financial Adviser- £40,990
  • Nurse – £36,062
  • Therapist – £33,718
  • Teacher – £29,782
  • Nanny – £27,429
  • Personal Shopper – £26,477
  • Chef – £26,140
  • Cleaner – £26,035
  • Hairdresser – £25,350
  • Dish Washer – £21,233

All the skills a mother has equates to the average mother earning £467,611 a year before tax and their weekly salary being £4,978.

Andrew Hunter, the co-founder of Adzuna, said:

While it is easy to take our mums or caregivers for granted, seeing how much they do for us on a daily basis and how much they would earn if parenting was a paid job role is astonishing, and really puts their hard work and sacrifice into perspective.

On Mother’s Day, I hope you made sure your mum knows how much you appreciate everything they do for you. Whether you offer to take on some of the household chores, schedule more frequent calls, or cook her favourite meal, we’re sure she’ll appreciate having one less job to do.

From 20/03/20 all schools in the UK were shut down to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which may prove to be “hard for working parents”.

Gavin Williamson, education secretary announced on the 18/03/20 in parliament that all schools, private schools, further education colleges, sixth-form colleges and early-years care providers should close down.

Still, schools will remain open to children of “key workers” such as NHS staff, emergency services workers and delivery drivers so they can still carry out their jobs uninterrupted.

Jamie Mackenzie, director at Sodexo Engage said:

During this time of crisis, employers need to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all its staff, whatever their situation. While the health and safety of teachers and pupils are of course of the upmost importance right now, there is no denying that school and nursery closures are going to be hard for working parents.

At this critical time employers need to be as accommodating as possible and be mindful of those who need to look after their families. Recent research has shown that only 14 per cent of UK workers have been told to work from home by their employer during the coronavirus outbreak – but having this facility and more flexible working hours will be a huge benefit for working parents right now to reduce the extra pressures. Businesses must encourage employees to talk about their families and concerns with their employees and offer as much support as possible – there’s never been a more crucial time to put the right and necessary support structures in place.





Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.