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Heavy Forger Salary
in Kansas City, Missouri

$56,005 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,075

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $56,005 a year and $27 an hour in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $40,737 and $68,712. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Kansas City, Missouri.

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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 Kansas City, Missouri, 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:
$64,925
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Cost of Living Score:

Description: Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 491,918 in 2018, making it the 38th most-populous city in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri state line. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas...

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