Hey, Dad: You're Worth $23,344

Per year, that is

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 16, 2013 9:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – While most fathers may consider themselves priceless, it turns out you can attach a dollar-value to Dad. And sorry, guys, it's lower than Mom's. Insure.com crunched the numbers associated with the tasks involved in daddy-duty, and came up with a figure of $23,344 a year. Bloomberg explains that the annual index uses Bureau of Labor Statistics wages to figure out how much all that barbecuing, driving, soccer coaching, and spider killing add up to.

Helping with homework turns out to be the most money-making dad job, accounting for $9,170 of the total. Dealing with those spiders and other bugs is the smallest contributor: That job is worth $57 a year. The 2013 total represents a hefty 15% rise over last year, thanks to wage bumps among occupations like plumbers. Mom's 2013 market value is $59,862. (We recommend you refrain from gloating until tomorrow, ladies.)

All that lawn duty adds up.   (©)
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