Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Commercial Divers. 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 $62K. Commercial Divers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. 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.