Average Salary for Oceaneering International, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Houston, Texas, energy sector company Oceaneering International, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Buyer. The median income for Oceaneering International, Inc. employees is $72K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for Oceaneering International, Inc. employees is your role at the company, though where you live and your experience level play a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Oceaneering International, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Mechanical Engineer (9)
$50,069 - $103,739  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (9)
Salary$52,647 - $102,383  
Bonus$202.40 - $8,308  
Total Pay$50,069 - $103,739  
[+]Buyer (4)
$40,747 - $86,409  
[+]Buyer (4)
Salary$45,769 - $83,748  
Total Pay$40,747 - $86,409  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$54,126 - $112,501  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$55,647 - $110,469  
Total Pay$54,126 - $112,501  
[+]Senior Buyer (3)
$43,853 - $84,718  
[+]Senior Buyer (3)
Salary$44,783 - $81,047  
Total Pay$43,853 - $84,718  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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About This Company

11911 FM 529
Houston, Texas 77041


Energy, Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC

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Earning approximately $105K on average, Account Managers receive the most money, followed by Proposal Managers (about $72K), Mechanical Engineers ($72K), and Electrical Engineers ($68K). Near the bottom at Oceaneering International, Inc. are Senior Buyers, pulling in just $54K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $90K annually) can be spotted in Baltimore; the company's headquarter city of Houston (about $73K), Morgan City ($70K), and Austin (around $67K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $54K) is Panama City. Oceaneering International, Inc. workers in Maryland earn the most — approximately $92K per year on average.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $65K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (31 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $77K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than First Aid Administrators, who make about $90K. Salaries typically rise to $84K per year for accredited Certified Safety Professionals. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME); Oceaneering International, Inc. awards around $92K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $87K. A garden variety skill at Oceaneering International, Inc. is Engineering Design; close to one-fifth of Oceaneering International, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all employees report contributing to a 401(k). Slightly more than half of workers can rely on paid sick days, but only two in five workers have the luxury of paid vacation time. Oceaneering International, Inc. provides health insurance to almost all workers, and a strong majority of workers do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Oceaneering International, Inc.


26 %
74 %
$50,335 - $71,457
$60,419 - $96,400
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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