Have you ever wondered how much dads could be earning if it was a paid role? After the great response to our Mother’s Day story, we decided to work out just how much it would be. We found that dads could be earning up to £67,532 a year. The sum ranks as high as salaries for some GPs, lawyers and equity traders.
We’ve also built this calculator so you can see how much you could be getting paid:
We surveyed 1,500 British fathers and found that, on average, they spend up to 2 hours cleaning and general tidying, around an hour preparing food and an hour driving their children, as well as being on call for them 24 hours a day.
Of the 1,500 people surveyed, 11% said they were a stay at home dad. Of this 11%, two-thirds said they did almost all chores around the house, including preparing food and washing clothes, as well as caring for the child.
The survey also found that 54% of households questioned had a pet, and a third of fathers from this group said they handle all responsibilities concerning the animals from feeding and bathing to walking.
We used our thousands of service providers in these sectors and internal data and insight to work out the hourly rates for these everyday tasks fathers carry out.
These hourly rates were then worked up into an overall daily rate by our job experts using the statistics from the survey and then applied to an entire year. The sum of £67,532 equates to more than some high paying jobs such as bank managers, finance managers and even medical practitioners.
Bidvine.com co-founder, Russ Morgan, said,
“As an online services marketplace we have great insight into the jobs market, and we can tell you there isn’t another job in the world which takes up 24 hours a day 365 days a year, especially without any holidays or breaks! The number of stay at home dads has been slowly increasing over the past few decades and we think this is why fathers are taking on more responsibilities at home.
“With Father’s Day around the corner, we wanted to highlight just how much work fathers do. We’ve also built the calculator so that mums or dads can see how much they would be earning as a bit of fun.”