The average salary for a live-in companion is $10.23 an hour, as of 2015. The pay rate for this type of position is generally between $8 an hour and $15 an hour.
A live-in companion helps an individual with personal care needs and various tasks around the house. Someone who is recovering from surgery or ill might need help with cooking meals, cleaning the house, doing laundry or running errands. The live-in companion is around the individual in need for a good portion of the day, helping with different tasks she can't do on her own. Elderly people with physical or mental disabilities often require live-in companions.