Learn about the types of people who become commercial divers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a commercial diver. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming commercial divers at a ratio of 2.51 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

28% of commercial divers are female and 72% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a commercial diver and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a commercial diver and those who end up becoming one.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of commercial divers are White, making up 72% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 12% and 9% respectively.