Companion Salary

Most Companions in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.18 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.09 per hour, and the top verges on $15.33. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to slightly less than a fifth, and around one in ten earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$18,409 - $50,355
(Median)
$18K
$27K
$50K
MEDIAN: $26,666
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$8.09 - $15.33
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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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.


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. Companions claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $25K. Companions who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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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
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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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