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£172,000: The annual salary for the role of a mother

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Indeed, the report said that the average mother with children under the age of 18 works from 7am until 11pm, with tasks including those of a chef, chauffeur, counsellor and teacher, to name but a few.

In terms of challenges involved with the role of mum, 80 per cent said emotional demand was the toughest part, followed by 69 per cent that said physical exhaustion and 37 per cent that said lack of training.

Meanwhile, sacrifices included girls’ nights out for 53 per cent, drinks after work for 42 per cent and missing TV shows for 40 per cent.

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Interflora calculated the 172,000 grand salary using government data to calculate the average hourly rates for the time-consuming jobs a mum tackles.

1. Housekeeper average of four hours a day at 11.53 per hour
2. Head Chef average two hours a day at 16.83 per hour
3. Teacher average of two hours a day at 17.79 per hour
4. Psychologist average of one hour a day at 47 per hour
5. Chauffeur average of one hour a day at 12 per hour
6. Entertainer average of one hour a day at 30 per hour
7. Personal shopper average of one hour a day at 12.02 per hour
8. Personal trainer average of one hour a day at 20 per hour
9. Lawyer average of one hour a day at 48.98 per hour
10. Nanny average of one hour a day at 10.58 per hour

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Bethany Day, brand manager for Interflora, said: Its one of the toughest jobs in the world; the hours are long, youll never get a promotion, and most of what you do goes unnoticed but ask any mum in the world and shell tell you that motherhood is also the most rewarding job youll ever have.

In related news, Rakuten research has suggested 2015 will be the biggest year for Mother’s Day gift purchases via mobile devices, following a 169 per cent increase in 2014.

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