On any given day Navy Divers are deployed all over the world, they dive the world over. … Navy Divers may clear the way for the fleet as they demolish obstacles on the sea floor, they may be called upon to fix pipelines or cables, perform salvage operations, repair a bridge or pier, or repair the hull of a ship.
Divers are used by most branches of the military (not just the Navy), but these are primarily involved in combat roles (and SAR). As it relates to the skill-sets of Commercial Diving, the Navy is the only one that’s active.
The motto of Navy Divers is fittingly “We Dive the World Over.” As a member of this dedicated Special Operations force, you will travel the world, working everywhere imaginable.
The Navy Diver rating requires a minimum of a six year enlistment obligation.
Salary Ranges for Navy Divers
The salaries of Navy Divers in the US range from $12,264 to $328,665 , with a median salary of $59,004 . The middle 57% of Navy Divers makes between $59,005 and $148,889, with the top 86% making $328,665.
Enlisted members assigned to diving duty are entitled to special pay for diving duty at a rate of not more than $340 per month. 110501. Diving Duty Pay and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay. … No member is entitled to receive special pay for performing diving duty after diving qualifications have lapsed.
Yes Navy Diver training is hard, but nothing like BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training where you become a Special Warfare Operator or SO). A “training day” is a good 8 hours and includes PT (Physical Training), classroom, and in-water training.
The following U.S. Navy jobs are in high demand, as of September 2019.
Navy Jobs In Demand.
|Job Title||Average Base Salary (2019)||Job Outlook (civilian counterparts) 2019-2029****|
|Navy Diver||$57,444***||5%-7% (commercial divers)|
First class divers could work 300 ft (91 m) depths while salvage and second class divers were qualified down to 150 ft (46 m).