A parent’s work is never done, is often a term a child hears throughout their lifetime following the picking up of socks, school runs, homework proofing and best friend fallouts.
To support that statement, Funky Pigeon have looked into eight ‘jobs’ that are embraced when one enters the world of parenting; cooking, cleaning, taxi-ing, caring, nursing, organising, educating and emotional supporting.
With these eight roles taken on by a mother or father, the potential earnings a stay-at-home parent could make should they be paid for each has been explored. From the findings, its visible that across the UK there is a varied pay gap by industry and by region.
The differences in regions are this.
If in London, a parent can earn a potential £263,587pa for undergoing the eight roles analysed, whereas in Bristol, you’d only look to be earning £185,607pa.
In the city of Cardiff, a chef could be earning £44,749pa, though in Glasgow, you’d only look to be earning £22,310pa, so where might it be worth being the chef of the household for your family?
Nurses in Nottingham will earn an average of £50,828pa compared to the UK’s capital where the average salary of a nurse is £32,534.
A psychologist in London, however, has the potential to take home £61,312pa. Across the UK this dips; Leeds £30,709, Manchester £40,958, Liverpool £29,591, Edinburgh £33,640.
A cleaners salary is somewhat consistent across these top UK cities ranging from £13,385 in Glasgow to over £17,000 in other leading regions.
According to LinkedIn, 14,536 men have the Stay at Home Dad title, and surprisingly 5,062 fewer women are advertising themselves as Stay at Home Mums.
23,956 are listed as a Stay at Home Parent.
Can we put a price on a parents’ duties? The answer will be no, but to find out how much you could be making as a parent in your town or region, see the #ParentsSalary calculator: