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Heavy Forger Salary
in Buffalo, New York

$57,138 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,097

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $57,138 a year and $27 an hour in Buffalo, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $41,561 and $70,102. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Buffalo, New York.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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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 Buffalo, New York, United States

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

Job family population: 18,330

Estimated population of Heavy Forger jobs: 1,781

Rate of error: 4.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$66,239
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Buffalo, New York

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Description: Buffalo is the second largest city in the U.S. state of New York and the largest city in Western New York. As of 2018, the population was 256,304. The city is the county seat of Erie County and a major gateway for commerce and travel across the Canada–United States border, forming part of the bi-national Buffalo Niagara Region. As of the April 1, 2010, the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a population of 1,135,509; the combined statistical area (CSA), which adds Cattaraugus County, had a population of 1,215,826 inhabitants. The Buffalo area was inhabited before the 17th century by the Native American Iroquois...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $57,138 a year and $27 an hour in Buffalo, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $41,561 and $70,102. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Buffalo, New York.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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