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Father's Day is this weekend, and there is new research that reveals how much dads would get paid for all the things they do around the house and for the family. Insure.com's Father's Day index looks at 17 household chores fathers do and comes up with an estimated annual salary for each job, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor for similar jobs.
The 17 jobs used in the research include:
- Short order cook - Three hours a week barbecuing and cooking/52 weeks a year at $14.80 an hour = $2309.
- Chauffeurs - Driving the family for nine hours a week/52 weeks a year at $16.83 an hour = $7,876.
- Teaching - Helping with homework for 10 hours a week/40 weeks a year at $31.94 an hour = $12,776.
- Accountant - Handling family finances for half an hour a week/52 weeks a year at $41.70 an hour = $1,084.
- Landscaping - Mowing the yard for two hours a week/52 weeks a year at $17.92 an hour = $1,864
- Pest control - Removing all spiders and gross bugs for one hour a week/4 weeks a year at $20.29 an hour = $81.00
- Dads would also get paid for moving heavy items, auto maintenance and repair, coaching, miscellaneous assembling, plumbing and being the in-house IT guy for all tech needs.
We get that mom is the main rock in our homes, but dad has jobs too and you need to give him a fair shake.