Companion Salary

Companions in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.01 per hour for pay. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Companions claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in seven receive medical and dental insurance and one-eighth get vision plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,148 - $64,564
$22K
$34K
$65K
MEDIAN: $34,000
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$9.07 - $17.31
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$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.08
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$0$64K
Salary $22,148 - $64,564
Bonus $150.00
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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$18,947 - $39,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.07 - $17.31
Hourly Tips $0.43
Overtime $12.91 - $27.18
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $150.00
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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$18,947 - $39,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 299

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 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.

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
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Companion Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Companion Salaries

National Average
$24,000

Home Health/Home Care
▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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