Commercial Diver Salary

Men account for the majority of Commercial Divers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.32 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Commercial Divers. Although one-third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little less than one-half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,559 - $121,641

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$14.81 - $52.59

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Salary
$32,559 - $121,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,932  
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$35,894 - $136,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Hourly Rate
$14.81 - $52.59  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $63.86  
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$0.00 - $6,932  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,894 - $136,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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Job Description for Commercial Diver

  • Ensure full understanding of the dive plan and is competent to carry out the planned task.
  • Ensure that personal diving equipment is working correctly and is suitable for the planned dive.
  • Know the routine and emergency procedures.
  • Undertake dives and other duties as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Report any medical problem or symptoms experienced during or after the dive.

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Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Diver

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Commercial Divers. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $51K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $62K. For Commercial Divers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Commercial Divers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $102K.

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Commercial Diver in Lafayette:
"Not For The Weak Mentally Or Physically."
Will excel if savvy at construction, mathematics. Must not be claustrophobic and can handle pressure and time constraints well. Have the ability to work alone in dark environments while keeping tracked of numerous things.

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Experience Affects Commercial Diver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 33%
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