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How Much Are Dads Worth in 2012?

Our Annual Survey Shows How Much Dads Would Be Paid for All Their Fatherly Duties

So How Much Are Dads Worth?

So with all these jobs dads perform, how much are they worth if they were paid for their dad duties?

Stay-at-home dads report performing 52.9 hours of work on a weekly basis, consisting of a 40-hour regular work week and 12.9 hours of overtime. That's good for a total Dad Salary of $61,814 a year. Working dads would earn $36,757 a year for 32 hours of dad duties. But keep in mind, that's on top of the 43.2 hours working dads spend at their paying jobs, where they earn an average of $70,000 a year to provide for their families.

But that's a far cry from our six-figure Mom Paychecks, which feature some head-scratching differences in time spent on parenting compared to dads. This year, stay-at-home moms said they spend an average of 94.7 hours a week on household and childcare duties -- more than 40 hours more than their stay-at-home dad counterparts. In fact, working mothers say they spend more time on parenting (57.9 hours a week) than full-time stay-at-home fathers (52.9 hours a week). 

Why the massive discrepancy? Some dads have some theories, and they'll be sharing their thoughts soon when dad bloggers from The Good Men Project partner with us to bring you first-hand dad testimonials over the course of the next few weeks. So stay tuned.

And a Happy Father's Day to everyone from Salary.com!

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