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Companion Salary

Most Companions in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.12 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.02 per hour, and the top verges on $15.46. The majority of Companions claim high levels of job satisfaction. A little less than one-fifth enjoy medical while approximately one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$18,359 - $39,732
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,439
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$8.02 - $15.46
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,359 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $592  
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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$16,801 - $35,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $15.46  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $592  
   
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).
)
$16,801 - $35,557  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
United States (change)

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.


Companions with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $21K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $23K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $24K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $27K.

Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 82%