If we had to cut Dad a check for his tasks around the house, it would be less than $21,000.
Your father may be your hero, but his value takes a hit when we look at tasks he does around the home, according to Insure.com’s 2012 Father’s Day Index.
The index, which takes a look at jobs associated with fatherhood, found that the paycheck for Dad’s domestic tasks this year would be $20,248.
Insure.com’s recent Mother’s Day Index placed the value of Mom’s role at home at $60,182. The tasks we associate with fathers -- like handling family finances, moving furniture, removing pests and mowing the lawn -- could be done for just 34 percent of the cost of hiring someone to perform all the cooking, driving and cleaning done by Mom. See Dad's tasks and compensation below, based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data.