The average hourly pay for a Commercial Diver is $22.23.
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$197 - $5,128
$32,953 - $117,875
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Job Description for Commercial Diver
A commercial diver works below the surface of water to repair, inspect, remove and install structures or equipment. It is a underwater industrial construction position and may use a variety of power and hand tools such as torches, welding equipment and drills. Duties commonly performed by a commercial diver include carrying out tests for pipe leaks; inspecting, cleaning and repairing piping valves; and performing bridge inspection, repair and construction. They may also inspect ships, docks and …Read more
Commercial Diver Tasks
- Undertake dives and other duties as directed by the Supervisor.
- Report any medical problem or symptoms experienced during or after the dive.
- Know the routine and emergency procedures.
- Ensure full understanding of the dive plan and is competent to carry out the planned task.
- Ensure that personal diving equipment is working correctly and is suitable for the planned dive.
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Popular Skills for Commercial Diver
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Underwater Welding, Mechanical Tool Repair and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding and Safety Compliance.
Pay by Experience Level for Commercial Diver
An entry-level Commercial Diver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.54 based on 55 salaries. An early career Commercial Diver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.26 based on 102 salaries. A mid-career Commercial Diver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.86 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Commercial Diver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.23 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Commercial Diver in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 192.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (52.2% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jacksonville, Florida (21.6% less), Florida, Florida (13.6% less) and Miami, Florida (10.0% less).
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