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Salvage Diver Salary

$51,389 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$848

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Salvage Diver is $51,389 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Salvage Diver is between $37,798 and $62,735. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Salvage Diver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Dives underwater wearing diving gear, such as self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, mask, flippers, and insulated suit, to perform various jobs.
  • Swims from boat, dock, or shore to job site.
  • Dives to locate or recover submerged automobiles, boats, logs, and articles, such as purses, keys, and other valuables.
  • Swims to bottom and fastens lines or chains around heavy objects and attaches to lowered hook.
  • Picks up lightweight objects and carries to surface.
  • May search for bodies.
  • May fish for abalone, crab, or sponge.
  • May use safety line, and communicate with tender by jerking on line.
  • May repair underwater installations.
  • May engage in fire fighting activities.
Salvage Diver Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Commercial Divers

Job family population: 3,380

Estimated population of Salvage Diver jobs: 2,323

Rate of error: 9.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$59,574
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

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The average pay for a Salvage Diver is $51,389 a year and $25 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Salvage Diver is between $37,798 and $62,735. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Salvage Diver. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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