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The average pay for a Subsea Engineer is $85.00 per hour.

The median Subsea Engineer has a base pay of $166,276. Salaries generally range from $119k to $302k. The median bonus is . Skills that can affect salary include Project Management, Engineering Design.
MEDIAN $85.00
MEDIAN $166,276
$119,168 - $302,012
MEDIAN: $166,276

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Salary $119,168 - $302,012
Bonus $1,237 - $50,167
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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).
$128,354 - $297,988
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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
  • Develop plans and identify materials for subsea installations.
  • Explain, calculate, and adjust materials, plans, schedules, and materials.
  • 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.

Subsea Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location


National Average: $177,620

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Key Stats for Subsea Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Subsea Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design

National Average

Project Management

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 15%