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Average Salary for Oceaneering International, Inc. Employees

Houston, Texas-based Oceaneering International, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Mechanical Engineer to Buyer in the energy. Oceaneering International, Inc. employees bring home $73K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Oceaneering International, Inc. employees is your role at the company, though your city and how long you've been working play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Oceaneering International, Inc. typically pays:
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Employer: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Mechanical Engineer (7)
$49,669 - $95,611  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (7)
Salary$52,914 - $96,352  
Bonus$222.50 - $7,210  
Total Pay$49,669 - $95,611  
[+]Buyer (4)
$42,296 - $86,867  
[+]Buyer (4)
Salary$46,872 - $85,625  
Total Pay$42,296 - $86,867  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
$54,365 - $115,992  
[+]Electrical Engineer (3)
Salary$55,961 - $109,431  
Total Pay$54,365 - $115,992  
[+]Health Safety Advisor (3)
$36,138 - $112,267  
[+]Health Safety Advisor (3)
Salary$38,158 - $114,362  
Bonus$685 - $13,343  
Total Pay$36,138 - $112,267  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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About This Company

11911 FM 529
Houston, Texas 77041


Energy, Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC

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Bringing in the most money are Senior Mechanical Engineers — their earnings average $99K per year. Mechanical Engineers are a close second at $72K along with Electrical Engineers (around $68K) and Buyers (approximately $67K). Near the bottom at Oceaneering International, Inc. are Senior Buyers, pulling in an average of just about $54K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($94K annually) can be spotted in Hanover, Md.; Williamsburg, Va. ($90K), Baltimore, Md. ($90K), and the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (approximately $74K) are the next top-paying cities. Panama City, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $54K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Oceaneering International, Inc. employees make the most in Maryland, earning around $92K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $64K annually. The largest slice of the Oceaneering International, Inc. workforce (30 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $77K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $93K annually. Acquiring certification to be a First Aid Administrator is rewarded with median pay of approximately $90K per year. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Oceaneering International, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $82K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be SolidWorks; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $79K per year. A common skill in Oceaneering International, Inc.'s work force is Engineering Design; slightly less than one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Oceaneering International, Inc.; the company rewards only a third of employees with paid vacation time and only two in five workers with sick leave. The vast majority of respondents report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all workers receive health insurance, and a large number of workers get dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Oceaneering International, Inc.


23 %
77 %
$51,621 - $70,590
$59,192 - $100,904
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
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