From cleaning home to coaching sport … British parents hold down 14 roles in the home worth a salary of 61,000 a year

From cleaning home to coaching sport … British parents hold down 14 roles in the home worth a salary of 61,000 a year

Parents juggle 14 roles in home on top of full or part-time jobs

Ferrying children around costs 10,296 alone

Preparing meals adds 6,000

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12:19 GMT, 6 November 2012

Most people think that their parents are priceless, but new research has revealed the real value of mothers and fathers.

According to a recent study, if parents were paid for every different 'role' they hold down together within the household, their combined annual salary would be 61,000 a year.

The report found that parents juggle 14 roles within the household often on top of full or part-time work.

Parents juggle a staggering 14 roles between them, accumulating 1,820 hours work and 61,000

Parents juggle a staggering 14 roles between them, accumulating 1,820 hours work and 61,000

Parents juggle a staggering 14 roles between them, accumulating 1,820 hours work and 61,000

Chauffeuring the children to school five days a week, not to mention weekend outings and visits to friends’ houses, as a job would be paid 10,296 alone.

Preparing the food for the family tots up to an annual wage of over 6,000.

And with three hours of cleaning, two hours of homework help and four hours cooking up meals per day, mothers and fathers are clocking up an extra 1,820 hours between them a year.

Ferrying the children around costs over 10,000 alone every year

Ferrying the children around costs over 10,000 alone every year

A Tesco Mobile spokesperson, who carried out the research, said: 'We’ve always known that parents are worth their weight in gold, and this research just goes to prove it. On top of their day jobs, mothers and fathers are clocking up a huge number of hours on parenting duties.'

Katherine Rake, CEO of the Family and Parenting Institute, who consulted on the Tesco Mobile Family Matters Index added: 'Parents today are under pressure from all sorts of angles, so whilst they should be celebrated for their multitasking magnitude, they always appreciate support in balancing work, life, childcare and managing the family finances.'