Commercial diver earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Commercial diver salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Jersey $90,400
Alabama $69,680
Alaska $69,050
Louisiana $59,810
Connecticut $58,540
Indiana $56,820
Michigan $53,970
New Hampshire $52,380
New York $49,900
South Carolina $48,560
Virginia $48,430
West Virginia $47,940
Florida $47,170
Vermont $47,150
Maryland $46,570
Texas $45,380
Kentucky $45,100
Tennessee $40,840
North Carolina $37,590
Ohio $35,820
Missouri $33,060
California $159,890
Washington $134,470

How do commercial diver salaries compare to similar careers?

Commercial divers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than naval architects but more than marine electricians.

Career Median Salary
Naval architect salary $93K
Architect salary $80K
Elevator mechanic salary $98K
Power plant operator salary $81K
Commercial diver salary $60K
Urban planner salary $78K
Petroleum pump system operator salary $80K
Aviation inspector salary $80K
Marine electrician salary $77K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)