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On average what does an underwater welder make?

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Hi Gabriel: I've researched your question and here's some info that I hope you find helpful to get started on your path.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, commercial divers and underwater welders have a mean (average) hourly wage of $26.32, while the mean annual wage is approximately $54,750.

Additionally, the top percentile (90%) can make approximately $93,910 or more.

Offshore salary:

  • Rookie (starting): $40,000 – $60,000
  • Veteran (3-5+ years experience): $75,000 – $100,000+

Onshore salary:

  • Rookie (starting): $25,000 – $40,000
  • Veteran (3-5+ years experience): $50,000 – $80,000

https://www.commercialdivingacademy.com/underwater-welding-career-and-salary.cms

https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes499092.htm

https://waterwelders.com/swim-salary-how-much-do-underwater-welders-earn/

Here are some minimum requirements to become an underwater welder:

  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Ability to swim
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Commercial Diving Certification
  • AWS Certified Welding Training

I wish you the best on your journey!

~ Sheila

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

  • Visit commercial diving academy site - - https://www.commercialdivingacademy.com/underwater-welding-career-and-salary.cms
  • Visit Bureau of Labor Statistics site - - https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes499092.htm
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