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.