Commercial Diver Salary

Male Commercial Divers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.06 per hour in the United States. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Commercial Divers is high. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,268 - $132,257
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$33K
$62K
$130K
MEDIAN: $61,824
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$14.53 - $52.59
(Median)
$15
$24
$53
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,268 - $132,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,901  
Total Pay (?
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$33,728 - $146,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.53 - $52.59  
   
Overtime
$22.30 - $77.21  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,901  
   
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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$33,728 - $146,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Commercial Divers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $62K on average. On average, Commercial Divers make $86K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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 59%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 31%