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Companion Salary

Companions in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.15 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.05 per hour to $15.38. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Companions. Close to a sixth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$18,409 - $49,316
(Median)
$18K
$26K
$49K
MEDIAN: $25,812
10%
50%
90%

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$8.05 - $15.38
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$18,409 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $595  
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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$16,844 - $34,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.05 - $15.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $595  
   
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).
)
$16,844 - $34,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246

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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.


For many Companions, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $21K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $23K. For Companions, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $25K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $27K.

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Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 83%