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How much does a Commercial Diver make in the United States?

Average Commercial Diver Hourly Wage in the United States

Commercial Divers earn a median hourly wage of $22.06. Hourly wages typically start from $14.07 and go up to $40.56.

Average Commercial Diver Yearly Salary in the United States

Commercial Divers earn a median salary of $45,890 per year. Salaries typically start from $29,270 and go up to $84,370.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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    A certificate or associates degree is required to be a Commercial Diver. A biology degree is preferred.

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Commercial Diver Earnings by Seniority

Top End Commercial Diver Earnings

The highest earning Commercial Divers in the United States earn:

$40.56
an hour
$84,370
per year
Senior Commercial Diver Earnings

Senior Commercial Divers in the United States earn:

$28.12
an hour
$58,490
per year
Experienced Commercial Diver Earnings

Experienced Commercial Divers in the United States earn:

$22.06
an hour
$45,890
per year
Junior Commercial Diver Earnings

Junior Commercial Divers in the United States earn:

$16.95
an hour
$35,260
per year
Starting Commercial Diver Earnings

Starting Commercial Divers in the United States earn:

$14.07
an hour
$29,270
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Commercial Diver salary comparison

Commercial Divers earn more than 59% percent of Trades careers. Commercial Diver salaries are in the top 52% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Commercial Divers in the United States

Commercial Diver salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Commercial Diver Salary in New Jersey $39.49 $82,130 # 1
Commercial Diver Salary in Virginia $23.36 $48,590 # 2
Commercial Diver Salary in South Carolina $21.12 $43,920 # 3
Commercial Diver Salary in Louisiana $24.19 $50,310 # 4
Commercial Diver Salary in Florida $20.21 $42,040 # 5
Commercial Diver Salary in Pennsylvania $20.37 $42,360 # 6
Commercial Diver Salary in Missouri $21.85 $45,460 # 7
Commercial Diver Salary in Michigan $20.79 $43,250 # 8
Commercial Diver Salary in Texas $20.87 $43,410 # 9
Commercial Diver Salary in Kentucky $21.34 $44,380 # 10
Commercial Diver Salary in Tennessee $20.95 $43,580 # 11
Commercial Diver Salary in Hawaii $16.83 $35,000 # 12
Commercial Diver Salary in Alabama $17.12 $35,600 # 13
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Commercial Diver

Interested in becoming a commercial diver? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good commercial diver? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    A certificate or associates degree is required to be a Commercial Diver. A biology degree is preferred.

  3. Get Hired

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