Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Commercial Divers (49-9092)

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. Excludes Fishers and Related Fishing Workers (45-3011), Athletes and Sports Competitors (27-2021), and Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (33-3051).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 29 36 24.14 1 2 4
United States 4000 4300 0.0 200 300 500
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 34.54 17.40 20.95 26.35 37.12 53.43
Alaska 48.14 24.88 28.60 37.15 75.85 86.45

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.