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Salvage Diver Salary

How much does a Salvage Diver make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Salvage Diver

$50,612 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$835 (USD)/yr

$50,020 (USD)/yr

$24 (USD)/hr

$835 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average salvage diver salary in United States is $50,612 or an equivalent hourly rate of $24. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $835. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$37,226 (USD)

$61,786 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$58,673 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Salvage Diver will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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