Commercial Diver Salary (United States)

A Commercial Diver earns an average wage of $22.04 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Commercial Diver Salary (?
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$31,037 - $130,000
(Median)
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130K
MEDIAN: $59,321
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Commercial Diver Salary (?
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$14.82 - $54.03
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$31,037 - $130,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,998  
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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$32,061 - $153,785  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $54.03  
   
Overtime
$23.36 - $76.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,998  
   
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).
)
$32,061 - $153,785  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 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.

Experience Affects Commercial Diver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%
Experienced
up arrow 40%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 29%
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