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Rig Technician Salary
in San Diego, California

$66,629 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Rig Technician is $66,629 a year and $32 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Rig Technician is between $48,397 and $81,815. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and maintains the diesel and electric engines that power the drilling equipment and some of the other rig equipment, including engines used to lift drilling pipe, turn the rotary table that turns the drill bit, and for mixing and circulating drilling fluid-like mud.
  • Operates and maintains the boiler systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and general maintenance on equipment around the rig-tests, lubricates, and maintains moving parts to keep equipment running efficiently.
Rig Technician Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas

Job family population: 15,370

Estimated population of Rig Technician jobs: 5,648

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Rig Technician Job Listings for San Diego, California

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