$32,000
Avg. Salary
$10.98
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Companion is $10.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Companion is $32,000 per year.

10%
$8.89
10%
$10.98
50%
$16.64
90%
90%
MEDIAN $10.98
10%
$15k
10%
$32k
50%
$94k
90%
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MEDIAN $32,000
$14,707 - $93,624
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$32K
$94K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$8.89 - $16.64
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$0$99K
Salary $14,707 - $93,624
Bonus $25.17 - $99,329
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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$18,485 - $38,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.89 - $16.64
Hourly Tips $0.97
Overtime $12.33 - $19.77
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $25.17 - $99,329
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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$18,485 - $38,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 528

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.

Common Career Paths for Companion


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Many Companions move into a Certified Nurse Assistant role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Certified Nurse Assistants on average bring in a similar salary to Companions.

Companion Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Companion

Pay by Experience for a Companion has a positive trend. An entry-level Companion with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 220 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Companion with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Companion which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 66 salaries. A Companion with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 32 salaries.

Companion Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Companion?

Companion in Indiana:
"Small town. Most people know everyone."

Companion in Mesa:
"Companion."
Pros: I like helping people. I have helped this family.
Cons: Our compensation agreement is not defined well.

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.

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Key Stats for Companion

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Companion Salaries

National Average
$23,000

Home Health/Home Care
▼2%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 84%