Get a Salary Report for

- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer

- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise

- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Average Salary for Oceaneering International, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Oceaneering International, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the energy industry, from Mechanical Engineer to Buyer. The average Oceaneering International, Inc. employee earns $71K annually. Your city influences pay for Oceaneering International, Inc. workers the most, followed by your role at the company and how long you've been working. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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
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 (9)
$50,414 - $103,056  
[-]Mechanical Engineer (9)
Salary$53,048 - $105,502  
Bonus$311.73 - $7,474  
Total Pay$50,414 - $103,056  
[+]Buyer (4)
$41,227 - $87,008  
[+]Buyer (4)
Salary$46,694 - $83,834  
Total Pay$41,227 - $87,008  
[+]Proposal Manager (3)
$52,723 - $114,734  
[+]Proposal Manager (3)
Salary$52,723 - $101,596  
Total Pay$52,723 - $114,734  
[+]Senior Buyer (3)
$44,542 - $82,743  
[+]Senior Buyer (3)
Salary$44,844 - $80,636  
Total Pay$44,542 - $82,743  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
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: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
United States (change)

Oceaneering International, Inc. Details

11911 FM 529
Houston, Texas 77041


Energy, Oil and Gas Field Services, NEC

Suggest changes »

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


Median pay is highest in Lafayette (around $109K per year), followed by Baltimore (about $90K), the company's headquarter city of Houston ($73K), and Morgan City ($70K). Panama City is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $54K. Within the firm, employees working in Maryland take home the most — approximately $92K annually on average.


Earning about $72K on average, Proposal Managers receive the most money, followed by Mechanical Engineers (around $71K), Electrical Engineers ($68K), and Buyers ($67K). Senior Buyers are among the lowest paid at $54K.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $64K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Oceaneering International, Inc. employees (32 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn $76K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

First Aid Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to approximately $90K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Safety Professional s with credentials; these people typically earn $84K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME); Oceaneering International, Inc. awards around $92K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of about $87K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; slightly less than a fourth consider it a key competency. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers participate in a 401(k) program. One-half can rely on paid sick days, but only two-fifths of workers have the luxury of paid vacation time. Almost all employees receive health insurance, and the greater part of workers get dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, a company cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

26 %
74 %
$50,335 - $71,457
$59,049 - $96,400
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

Thanks! We'll send you a welcome newsletter as soon as we can.

In the meantime, check out our research center.

Looks like your email already exists in our database.
Please log in here.

You are already logged in.


Get Career Tips & Advice

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we'll let you know how much your employers are paying in your area.