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Working as an Elderly Companion

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an elderly companion. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.42 an hour? That's $25,841 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 36% and produce 1,185,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does an Elderly Companion Do

There are certain skills that many elderly companions have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed interpersonal skills, physical stamina and detail oriented.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an elderly companion, we found that a lot of resumes listed 21.6% of elderly companions included nutritious meals, while 17.0% of resumes included medication reminders, and 13.3% of resumes included daily activities. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the elderly companion job title. But what industry to start with? Most elderly companions actually find jobs in the health care and retail industries.

How To Become an Elderly Companion

If you're interested in becoming an elderly companion, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 29.7% of elderly companions have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 7.7% of elderly companions have master's degrees. Even though some elderly companions have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an elderly companion. When we researched the most common majors for an elderly companion, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on elderly companion resumes include high school diploma degrees or master's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an elderly companion. In fact, many elderly companion jobs require experience in a role such as customer service representative. Meanwhile, many elderly companions also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or assistant.

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Average Salary$25,841
Job Growth Rate36%

Elderly Companion Jobs

Elderly Companion Career Paths

Top Careers Before Elderly Companion

Cashier
11.4 %

Top Careers After Elderly Companion

Cashier
8.9 %

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Average Salary for an Elderly Companion

Elderly Companions in America make an average salary of $25,841 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $32,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $20,000 per year.
Average Salary
$25,841

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Companion & Caregiver for The Elderly
Companion & Caregiver for The Elderly
Retireease Senior Services
Retireease Senior Services
08/25/2020
08/25/2020
$18,78308/25/2020
$18,783
Companion Caregiver for The Elderly
Companion Caregiver for The Elderly
Retireease Senior Services
Retireease Senior Services
04/18/2020
04/18/2020
$18,78304/18/2020
$18,783
Elderly Companion
Elderly Companion
Amr Care Group
Amr Care Group
06/05/2019
06/05/2019
$27,13106/05/2019
$27,131

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Elderly Companion Demographics

Gender

female

82.4 %

unknown

8.8 %

male

8.8 %

Ethnicity

White

70.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

16.2 %

Black or African American

7.9 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7 %

Thai

16.7 %

French

8.3 %
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Elderly Companion Education

Majors

Nursing
13.8 %

Degrees

Bachelors

29.7 %

Associate

25.3 %

High School Diploma

24.2 %

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming An Elderly Companion

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Top Skills For an Elderly Companion

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 21.6% of elderly companions listed nutritious meals on their resume, but soft skills such as interpersonal skills and physical stamina are important as well.

How Do Elderly Companion Rate Their Jobs?

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Top Elderly Companion Employers

1. Home Instead Senior Care
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$25,413
Elderly Companions Hired: 
4+
2. Visiting Angels
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$25,113
Elderly Companions Hired: 
3+
3. Comfort Keepers
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$25,175
Elderly Companions Hired: 
3+
4. CARE
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$28,881
Elderly Companions Hired: 
2+
5. Maxim Healthcare Services
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$42,984
Elderly Companions Hired: 
2+
6. Schooner Estates
2.9
Avg. Salary: 
$40,590
Elderly Companions Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020