Parent Salary Calculator USA: How Much Would You Earn?

Last updated: April 12th, 2023 Published on: April 1, 2019

Here’s a question: if you were to be paid for every job you do as a parent, just how much would you be earning? We’ve created a tool to tell you exactly this.

How did we do it? We’ve identified eight tasks that parents spend their time doing for their kids, and for each task, we’ve found the closest professional equivalent.

Next, we gathered wage and salary data for these eight jobs (from a USA jobs site), and did so for all 50 states in America, including over 2,000 individual towns and cities across the country.

So when you enter your weekly hours into the tool, we convert them into yearly salaries for each of these jobs. Finally, we add everything up to give you a total yearly #ParentSalary.

As an example, if you spend seven hours per week cooking for your child, then over the 52 weeks of a year you’d spend a total of 364 hours cooking. And if the average wage for a chef in your town is $25 per hour, then the estimated salary for just that one job would be $9,100.

Tasks/jobs listed include:

Cooking => Chef

Cleaning => Cleaner

Driving => Taxi Driver

Teaching => Teacher

Organising => Personal Assistant

Washing => Launderette

Physical Health => Nurse

Mental Health => Psychologist