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Heavy Forger Salary
in Pennsylvania, United States

$57,371 (USD)

Average Salary

$28/hr

Average Hourly

$1,102

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 21, 2020

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $57,371 a year and $28 an hour in Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $41,730 and $70,387. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Pennsylvania, United States.

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 Pennsylvania, 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:
$66,508
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Pennsylvania, United States

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Description: Pennsylvania ( (listen) PEN-səl-VAY-nee-ə), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the Northeastern, Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east. Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, and the 5th-most populous state according to the most recent official U.S. Census count...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $57,371 a year and $28 an hour in Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $41,730 and $70,387. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Pennsylvania, United States.

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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