Commercial diver earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Commercial diver salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $78,480
Alabama $59,750
California $57,020
Connecticut $58,540
Florida $38,700
Indiana $56,820
Kentucky $45,100
Louisiana $41,690
Maryland $46,570
Michigan $53,970
Missouri $33,060
North Carolina $37,590
New Hampshire $57,910
New Jersey $74,430
New York $49,900
Ohio $35,820
South Carolina $31,690
Tennessee $40,840
Texas $45,380
Virginia $44,840
Washington $56,640

How do commercial diver salaries compare to similar careers?

Commercial divers earn about the same as related careers in Virginia. On average, they make less than oil and gas rotary drill operators but more than riggers.

Career Median Salary
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $52K
Millwright salary $51K
Industrial machinery mechanic salary $51K
Electrician salary $49K
Ironworker salary $50K
Commercial diver salary $45K
Plumber salary $50K
Pipefitter salary $50K
HVAC technician salary $50K
Rigger salary $52K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)