Companion Salary

Women account for the majority of Companions in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.47 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly one in seven, and nearly one in eight earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Companions is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,574 - $59,764
$19K
$32K
$60K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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50%
90%

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$8.87 - $16.87
$8
$10
$17
MEDIAN: $10.47
10%
50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,574 - $59,764  
   
Bonus
$100.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,497 - $37,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.87 - $16.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43  
Overtime
$5.00 - $18.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$100.00  
   
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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$18,497 - $37,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Companion


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Companions who go on to become Certified Nurse Assistants may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Certified Nurse Assistant, an upper-level role, pays $23K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Companion

Pay by Experience for a Companion has a positive trend. An entry-level Companion with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Companion with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Companion which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 66 salaries. A Companion with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 32 salaries.

Companion Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Companion?

Companion in The Villages:
"Helper & Friend plus work flexibility."
Pros: --The people I met. --Opportunity to help someone that needs a helping hand. --Making a new friend and being able to assist as needed. --Learning about them, their lives & family.
Cons: --Leaving them when they don't want to be left alone. --Personally getting too attached to them. --Often want to do more for them than I'm able and/or permitted.

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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Key Stats for Companion

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Companion Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 85%
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