Aaron Gouveia has worked as the Content Manager of Salary.com since 2011. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist at several prominent New England newspapers. Read more...
Traditionally, moms have cornered the market on parenting while dads are often thought of as workaholic breadwinners who only return home to dole out discipline. But, according to the nearly 2,000 fathers we surveyed, times have changed.
For starters, the number of dads who visited our Dad Salary Wizard increased by 71 percent compared to last year. Furthermore, the number of men who reported being full-time stay-at-home dads jumped 46 percent over 2011. Regardless of whether that's a nod to rampant layoffs and the recent economic recession, or more fathers making the conscious decision to stay home and raise children, it's clear men are more involved than ever before on the homefront.
Both stay-at-home and working dads enjoyed salary increases compared to last year. Stay-at-home fathers saw a 3 percent increase in their Dad Salary, even though they spent the same number of hours on their dad duties compared to last year. The biggest change was working fathers, who enjoyed a 9 percent bump in pay and worked an average of 1.4 hours a week more than last year. And that's in addition to the 40+ hours a week working fathers spend at the office working their paying jobs.
But whether dads stay at home with the kids full-time or split time between home and the office, here are 10 most common "dad jobs" in 2012 (salary data used is from April 2012)
Use our Dad Salary Wizard to customize your dad's salary & print out a check.