68% of parents polled in a recent survey said they believe their kids should get an allowance for doing household chores. 40% of those surveyed also believe this should begin as soon as 8 years-old.
Here is the average wage per chore based on those surveyed, courtesy of PR Newswire:
“1. Mowing the lawn, $6.28 each time they do it. That’s the priciest one on the list.
2. Cleaning the garage, $5.20.
3. Doing laundry, $2.82.
4. Cleaning a common area like the living room, $2.72.
5. Being responsible for a pet. Meaning feeding or walking them, $2.66.”
If you want to get technology involved, there is an app which helps manage your kids chores and how much they earn. It’s called Ourly, and I’ve posted a video about it below.