How much would you earn if motherhood was a paid job?

Mums take on the role of 23 different professions each week, according to new research, including taxi driver, chef and accountant.

The study by life insurance provider Beagle Street found that we spend 32 hours each week doing jobs for the family, and would stand to earn an extra £17,582 a year if we were being paid the average industry rates for the number of hours spent doing each job.

So this is never going to happen but if you’re curious, you can take this quiz to find out how much you could hypothetically earn from being a mother.

Below are the 23 most common mum jobs and the top regions in the UK for time spent working in the house.

1. Cleaner (180 minutes a week)

2. Chef (174 minutes)

3. Housekeeper (138 minutes)

4. Counsellor (114 minutes)

5. Personal Assistant (108 minutes)

6. Teacher (90 minutes)

7. Author / story-teller (78 minutes)

8. Waiter / waitress (78 minutes)

9. Doctor / nurse (72 minutes)

10. Taxi driver (66 minutes)

11. Sports coach (66 minutes)

12. Barista (66 minutes)

13. Accountant (54 minutes)

14. Judge (54 minutes)

15. Gardener (54 minutes)

16. Dog walker (54 minutes)

17. Painter / decorator (48 minutes)

18. Plumber (42 minutes)

19. Stylist (42 minutes)

20. Party planner (36 minutes)

21. Travel agent (36minutes)

22. Seamstress (30 minutes)

Time spent working in the house: regional breakdown

1. London (42 hours spent working in the home each week)

2. West Midlands (37 hours)

3. Wales (36 hours)

4. North West (36 hours)

5. South East (34 hours)

6. Yorkshire (31 hours)

7. Scotland (31 hours)

8. Northern Ireland (33 hours)

9. North East (23 hours)

10. East of England (22 hours)

11. East Midlands (24 hours)

12. South West (28 hours)

 

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