The average salary for a Subsea Engineer is $106,347 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job.

$71,683 - $186,732
MEDIAN: $106,347

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$71,683 - $186,732  
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$71,722 - $207,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Subsea Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,023

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Experience Affects Subsea Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Subsea Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design

Project Management

National Average

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


6 %
94 %

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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 10%