Diver Tender Career

*A job as a Diver Tender falls under the broader career category of Commercial Divers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Commercial Divers : Work below surface of water, using scuba gear 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.


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Commercial Diver Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$53,990

Median Hourly Wage

$25.96*

Total Employed Nationally

3,370


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.