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Salvage Diver Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$54,218 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Salvage Diver is $54,218 a year and $26 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Salvage Diver is between $39,878 and $66,188. 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 Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • 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 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Commercial Divers

Job family population: 3,280

Estimated population of Salvage Diver jobs: 2,254

Rate of error: 9.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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