Information About Commercial Divers

Training Requirements for Commercial Divers

Commercial divers need postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Commercial divers
Training for Commercial Divers
Percent
Less than High School 13.8
High School 39.9
Some College 26.9
Associates Degree 9.7
Bachelors Degree 7.9
Masters Degree 1.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment outlook for Commercial Divers

Represents about 4,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more commercial divers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, commercial divers make $25.96 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Commercial divers $14.76 $18.03 $23.60 $29.62 $40.26
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.63 $15.37 $20.89 $28.24 $36.11
Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.36 $14.82 $19.68 $26.61 $33.88
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers $9.86 $12.33 $16.43 $22.67 $29.49
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, commercial divers make $53,990 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Commercial divers $30,700 $37,510 $49,090 $61,610 $83,730
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $24,180 $31,970 $43,440 $58,740 $75,110
Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $23,630 $30,820 $40,930 $55,350 $70,480
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers $20,500 $25,640 $34,170 $47,150 $61,340
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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