Salary for Commercial Divers

Also known as:  Commercial Diver, Marine Diver, Non Destructive Testing Underwater Welder, Salvage Diver, Scuba Diver, Submarine Diver, Underwater Welder

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Divers typically operate in complex industries such as energy exploration, industrial equipment, and major infrastructure. Intense training is required for diving, both for safety and for knowledge of advanced equipment use. Additional skills involve the fabrication and/or repair of equipment or instructure, such as for bridge repair, and may involve training in welding, mechanics, or fiber optics.

A Commercial Diver gets an average compensation that can range from $36,200 - $111,130 based on seniority. usually get a salary of seventy-one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars per year.

make the highest salary in Washington, which has average pay levels of about $132,410. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services, where they get average wages of $80,290.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 84.88 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Commercial Divers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$80,290
Public Administration
$77,610
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,180
Construction
$69,410
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,220
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,510

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$38,510
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,220
Construction
$69,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$70,180
Public Administration
$77,610
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$80,290