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...
So what does this all add up to, you ask?
First of all, the number of dads who took our survey rose 23% for stay-at-home dads compared to last year, and 8% for working dads. This backs up the recent trend of more involved fathers and men choosing to forego their careers in order to raise their kids full-time.
Stay-at-home dads work an average of 55.7 hours a week on household and childcare related duties, while working dads clock in 33.7 hours a week in additional to working 40 hours a week at their day jobs. Both groups saw a 5% increase in the number of hours spend on these duties from 2012. When factoring in the number of hours worked, base pay, and overtime, stay-at-home dads would earn $67,204 a year and working dads would make $38,231 a year if they were paid for their work. Their salaries increased 8% and 4% respectively.
However, this still pales in comparison with the 94 hours a week stay-at-home moms say they work, and the 58 hours a week working moms claim they record. In fact, several prominent dad bloggers take genuine issue with the fact that working mothers say they spend more time on these tasks than full-time stay-at-home dads, and have several theories about why that is. Click here to read those opinions.
And don't forget to go to our Dad Salary Wizard, fill in the info for you or your dad, and see how much you (or your dad) should be paid! Happy Father's Day.