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Heavy Forger Salary
in Birmingham, Alabama

$52,466 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$1,007

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $52,466 a year and $25 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $38,163 and $64,370. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Shapes heated metal stock into forgings on power hammer or press equipped with open dies, applying knowledge of forging techniques and physical properties of metal, following work order, diagrams, or specifications, and using measuring instruments and handtools: aligns and bolts dies into ram and anvil of machine, using rule, square, gauges, and handtools.
  • Observes color of metal in furnace to determine forging temperature and signals heater to pull metal from furnace.
  • Directs lever tender to start machine and regulate action of hammer or press, and directs heavy-forger helper or manipulator operator to position and turn metal on anvil of machine.
  • Verifies dimensions of forging, using rule and calipers.
  • May forge cold metal.
  • May be designated according to forging equipment as hammersmith; press smith.
Heavy Forger Job Prevalence in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Job family: Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 18,300

Estimated population of Heavy Forger jobs: 1,778

Rate of error: 3.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$60,822
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Birmingham, Alabama

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Description: Birmingham ( BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2018 population of 209,880, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2018, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 1,151,801, making it the most populous in Alabama and 49th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation. Birmingham was founded in 1871...

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