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Subsea Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Subsea Engineer is $92,060 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
$62,221 - $167,861
MEDIAN: $92,060

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$62,221 - $167,861  
$0.00 - $27,450  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $15,383  
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).
$68,511 - $182,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.

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Experience Affects Subsea Engineer Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Subsea Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%