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 will normally get a pay level in a range of 40000 - 60000 based on tenure level. Commercial Divers will normally receive average salaries of Fifty Six Thousand Three Hundred dollars yearly.

Commercial Divers obtain the highest salaries in California, where they get pay of about $82690. They can obtain the highest pay in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, which has average compensation of $63720.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.93 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Commercial Divers tend to make the most in the following industries
Construction $63,720
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $59,690
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,980
Transportation and Warehousing $50,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,540
Educational Services $37,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $35,990
Educational Services $37,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $47,540
Transportation and Warehousing $50,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,980
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $59,690
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