The average pay for an Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer is $20.14 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$49,930 - $60,122
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,200
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$13.79 - $26.02
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$26
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$58,201  
   
Bonus
$404.06 - $2,534  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,342 - $64,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $26.02  
   
Overtime
$20.14 - $39.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$404.06 - $2,534  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,342 - $64,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer

Electrical discharge machine (EDM) operators and programmers are typically responsible for performing G-Code programming to run wired EDM machines, as well as setting up and operating these units. These programmers work from blueprints and process sheets to determine the correct settings for units and also perform scheduled maintenance duties, including tool sharpening and machine cleaning.

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Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Tasks

  • Write or edit programs for precision machinery.
  • Ensure that precision machinery is in working condition and proprely calibrated.
  • Determine program requirements based on design and engineering requirements.
  • Operate precision machinery as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Reviews

What is it like working as an Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer?

Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer in Galesville:
"Mixed bag of Pros/Cons."
Pros: I enjoy the challenge that every job brings with it. Variety is the spice of life here. Truly is interesting work that I can dive right into each day.
Cons: Equipment is 15-20+ years old in most cases and upgrades never seem to be affordable. No one really wants to learn anything new just keep the status quo going. If you innovate be ready to get your nose cut off if it doesn't work out perfect the first time.

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Experience Affects Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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