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Companion Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Companions in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.09 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $7.97 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.52. Slightly less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in eight collect dental insurance. The majority of Companions claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Companion Salary (?
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$18,306 - $39,996
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,002
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Companion Salary (?
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$7.97 - $15.52
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,306 - $39,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $603  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,708 - $36,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $14.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $603  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,708 - $36,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Job Description for Companion

  • Coordinate with agency officials and family members to ensure the best care for the client.
  • Assist client in performing day to day activities.

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Pay by Experience Level for Companion

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $21K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $23K. For Companions, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $23K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $29K on average. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one in ten of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise about a seventh, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.
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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 82%