Subsea Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Subsea Engineer is $94,125 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences salary for this job.

$65,823 - $173,158

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$65,823 - $173,158  
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$69,071 - $186,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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Job Description for Subsea Engineer

A subsea engineer usually holds a position within a company engaged in the undersea oil and gas drilling industry. Minimum requirements generally include a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably with an emphasis on structural, mechanical, or ocean engineering; this is because the job requires the ability to plan and execute the complex undersea operations required to locate and retrieve oil and gas reserves that may be located at great depths many miles from shore. Given the location of such deposits, the job generally involves a considerable amount of travel, as overseeing the onsite portion of a project is generally part of the job.


Subsea Engineer Tasks

  • Write and check plans, specifications, and proposals to ensure structural integrity and accurate estimates.
  • Support and plan repairs for subsea installations, coordinating to ensure productivity of site.
  • Develop plans and identify materials for subsea installations.
  • Explain, calculate, and adjust materials, plans, schedules, and materials.

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Experience Affects Subsea Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Subsea Engineer Salaries

National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%