Commercial divers are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, commercial divers rate their career happiness 3.7 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 19% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy commercial divers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Commercial diver
3.7
$50k
Farm equipment mechanic
3.6
$42k
Motorcycle mechanic
3.5
$38k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are commercial divers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do commercial divers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as commercial divers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are commercial diver’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are commercial divers making the best use of their abilities?

Are commercial divers happy with their salary?