What would you earn as a stay at home parent? Is it even a 'real' job? It's a debate that's thrown around sites like Mumsnet on a regularly basis but now, Funky Pigeon have created a calculator which show you what you would earn for each 'job' you take on as a parent.
To highlight what it is a parent does, Funky Pigeon have created a calculator that works out your average wage for each job sector you take on including chef, cleaner, teacher, personal assistant and nurse. Now that I'm on maternity leave. Did you know that the average salary of a stay at home parent in London would work out at £263,587 PER YEAR?
It's crazy to think that a role which would earn that amount of money in the business world is seen as something which is a way out of having a real career when this shows that it involves so many career path skills as well as financial sacrifice.
The calculator works by asking you how many you hours you spend on average a week on different activities so to get the most realistic result, try and log the hours (in between those school runs and feeding).
You can find the parent calculator by clicking here!