Companion Salary

The average rate for a Companion is $10.18 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,409 - $50,355
(Median)
$18K
$27K
$50K
MEDIAN: $26,666
10%
50%
90%

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$8.09 - $15.33
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,409 - $50,355  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $579  
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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$16,892 - $34,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $15.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $579  
   
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).
)
$16,892 - $34,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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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.

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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
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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