If you’re looking into becoming an Underwater Welder, chances are you’ve asked yourself , “What’s the average Underwater Welder salary?”

This is a tricky question, as many things factor into how much an Underwater Welder gets paid.

Salaries for welder-divers cover a wide range, as the majority of them are paid on a project-by-project basis and salaries are subject to the same variables as work availability. There’s no hourly rate for the divers – you simply get paid for the project once it’s completed.

As an underwater welder, you’re pretty much your own boss – in the sense that you don’t have a boss deciding how much you should make. Your contractors are your clients, and you can many times negotiate the price of contract based on some factors.