Companion Salary

Women account for the majority of Companions in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.13 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.08 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.27 on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A little less than a fifth enjoy medical while roughly one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. The majority of Companions claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$18,867 - $50,615

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$8.08 - $15.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,867 - $50,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
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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$16,860 - $34,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.08 - $15.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
   
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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$16,860 - $34,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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Job Description for Companion

A companion is a person who provides companionship and/or assistance to clients in need. Companion responsibilities may include duties such as the preparation, assistance, and clean-up of meals, as well as general housekeeping and organization. These companions may assist the elderly, mentally disabled, or ill patients, observing changes in a client's condition. This includes changes to their their health, overall well-being, and general behavior.

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Companion Tasks

  • 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $21K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $23K. Companions bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Companion Reviews

What is it like working as a Companion?

Companion in Norwalk:
"I work overnights and some days with clients."
Pros: I love the hours and the staff I work for. The staff works with my schedule and matches me with clients I can handle.
Cons: I wish the pay was a little more.

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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 82%
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