Electrical Discharge Machining Technician

Electrical Discharge Machining Technician

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) Technicians set up and operate wired EDM machines, which shape materials by a series of rapidly recurring current discharges between two electrodes.

Training at a glance

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 3 years
  • On the job time: 5728 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 512 hours
  • Additional Training: First Aid and CPR certifications, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: 2.8%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $48,309

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 * Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry. Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.