The average rate for a Companion is $10.47 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,665 - $59,235
$19K
$34K
$59K
MEDIAN: $34,000
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50%
90%

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$8.79 - $16.81
$8
$10
$17
MEDIAN: $10
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$18,665 - $59,235  
   
Bonus
$100.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,341 - $37,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $16.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43  
Overtime
$5.14 - $18.67  
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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$18,341 - $37,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 323

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Companion

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Companion Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
0%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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