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Companion Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$18,000
$24,000
$32,000
Companions in the United States make an average salary of $24,355 per year or $11.71 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $18,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $32,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Alaska, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut provide the highest companion salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$40,565
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Map of Companion Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Companions earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Companion Salary By Location

While a companion can average a salary of $24,355 per year, or $11.71 per hour, there are many opportunities for companions to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $40,565 per year. Other high-paying locations include New London, CT, Portland, ME and Trenton, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $15,000. The highest paying states for companions include Massachusetts, Alaska and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, New Mexico, Texas, and Georgia offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$40,565
$41k
New London, CT
New London, CT
$35,589
$36k
Portland, ME
Portland, ME
$33,093
$33k
Trenton, NJ
Trenton, NJ
$31,360
$31k
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$29,770
$30k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$27,487
$27k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$27,283
$27k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$26,820
$27k
Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA
$25,573
$26k
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
$24,568
$25k

High Paying Companion Jobs

Average Companion Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a companion, being employed by a company such as Providence Health & Services or Boehringer Ingelheim would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like LifePoint Health and Virginia Hospital Center - Arlington also report highly competitive salaries for companions.

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Companion Salary History

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    Average Companion Pay By Industry

    The salary for a companion can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for companions tend to be found in retail, health care, and professional companies. In fact, companions can make a yearly salary of $24,947 while working for retail companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $24,947
    $25k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $24,816
    $25k
    Professional
    Professional
    $23,609
    $24k
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $23,307
    $23k

    Companion Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a companion can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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