Commercial Diver Salary

Male Commercial Divers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.08 per hour in the United States. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Commercial Divers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Read More
$32,327 - $122,237
(Median)
$32K
$61K
$120K
MEDIAN: $60,517
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.67 - $52.59
(Median)
$15
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,327 - $122,237  
   
Bonus
$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).
)
$35,045 - $138,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $52.59  
   
Overtime
$21.39 - $63.86  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$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).
)
$35,045 - $138,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Commercial Diver Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Diver

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


Commercial Divers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $51K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. Commercial Divers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $85K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $102K.

Commercial Diver Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Commercial Diver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 33%
ADVERTISEMENT