Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Salary

The average pay for an Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer is $19.04 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$54,120 - $60,422
$59K
MEDIAN: $58,774
50%

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$13.50 - $26.16
$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$58,774  
   
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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$30,622 - $63,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $26.16  
   
Overtime
$19.56 - $39.86  
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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$30,622 - $63,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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

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

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

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 43 salaries. An Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 25 salaries.

Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) Operator and Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼21%

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


Precision Machining
▲3%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 10%