Commercial Divers Salary Information

The salary statistics of commercial divers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of commercial divers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The commercial divers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Commercial Divers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,130
25th Percentile Wage
$36,940
50th Percentile Wage
$47,210
75th Percentile Wage
$63,590
90th Percentile Wage
$96,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for commercial divers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) commercial divers is $96,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,130. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 221% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of commercial divers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,210
-3.98% 0.70%
2016
$49,090
-2.81% -
2015
$50,470
9.07% -
2014
$45,890
-4.45% -
2013
$47,930
2.19% -
2012
$46,880
- -

Table 2. Commercial Divers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of commercial divers in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for commercial divers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $57,460. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $30,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$57,460
Manufacturing
$57,200
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,190
Construction
$48,550
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,660
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,830

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Commercial Divers by States

From the above tables we note that not only commercial divers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of commercial divers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,930 to $85,780. The highest paying state for commercial divers is New York with a median annual salary of $85,780. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,930. For more salary information of commercial divers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$85,780
Alaska
$75,200
New Jersey
$65,320
New Hampshire
$61,540
California
$60,630
Alabama
$56,200
Vermont
$53,170
Connecticut
$51,590
Michigan
$50,330
Washington
$48,280
Texas
$48,280
Kentucky
$45,100
Tennessee
$44,670
Louisiana
$44,410
Pennsylvania
$43,980
Virginia
$43,730
Florida
$42,460
South Carolina
$38,690
Hawaii
$37,600
North Carolina
$36,700
Ohio
$35,220
Missouri
$30,310
Virgin Islands
$27,260
Guam
$19,140
Puerto Rico
$17,930



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