Companion Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Companions in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.09 per hour on average. Pay generally spreads from $7.97 per hour to $15.52. Medical benefits are awarded to 18 percent, and 12 percent earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Companion Salary (?
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$18,306 - $39,996
(Median)
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36K
40K
MEDIAN: $25,002
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Companion Salary (?
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$7.97 - $15.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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75%
90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,306 - $39,996  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $603  
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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$16,708 - $36,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $14.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $603  
   
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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$16,708 - $36,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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Job Description for Companion

  • 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.
Salaries can reach $23K from $21K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $23K. Paychecks show no signs of slowing down as Companions approach two decades on the job—pay continues to accelerate and typical earnings come to $29K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 15 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 7 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.
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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 82%