A Private Duty Companion earns an average wage of $12.86 per hour. A skill in Elder Care is associated with high pay for this job.

$27,000 - $64,000
(Median)
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$40K
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MEDIAN: $39,995
50%

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$9.64 - $20.56
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$39,996  
   
Bonus
$200.00  
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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$20,141 - $50,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $20.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56  
Overtime
$5.07 - $39.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
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).
)
$20,141 - $50,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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Job Description for Private Duty 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 Private Duty Companion

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

Private Duty Companion Advice

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Private Duty Companion in Pontiac:
"How to care for someone going through dementia!"
Patience is always the key! You have to be compassionate, and understanding of their needs. And try different methods to accommodate the person your providing care for. Treat them as if they're a family member that needs you compassion, and help. Dementia was not a choice for them! And it's our job to understand it. And try to make life for them a little easier.

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Experience Affects Private Duty Companion Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Private Duty Companion Salaries

Elder Care
up arrow 15%

National Average
$27,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 89%
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