Companion Salary

Women comprise the majority of Companions in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.17 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.09 per hour and $15.32. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a fifth enjoy medical while approximately one-tenth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than 10 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$18,409 - $50,355
(Median)
$18K
$27K
$50K
MEDIAN: $26,666
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$8.09 - $15.32
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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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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$16,899 - $34,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $15.32  
   
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).
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$16,899 - $34,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $21K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $23K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $25K in this role. 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
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

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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