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Work below surface of water, using surface-supplied air or scuba equipment to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.


SOC Code 49-9092 - Commercial Divers is a a final level code of the “Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 3,420 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $32.26 and average Annual Wage of $67,100.

Occupation Examples

  • Commercial Diver
  • Marine Diver
  • Non Destructive Testing Underwater Welder
  • Salvage Diver
  • Scuba Diver
  • Submarine Diver
  • Underwater Welder

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