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Heavy Forger Salary
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$56,918 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,093

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 05, 2019

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $56,918 a year and $27 an hour in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $41,401 and $69,832. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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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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 Harrisburg, 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%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,983
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Description: Harrisburg ( HARR-iss-burg; Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarrig) is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. With a population of 49,229, it is the 15th largest city in the Commonwealth. It lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 107 miles (172 km) west of Philadelphia. Harrisburg is the anchor of the Susquehanna Valley metropolitan area, which had a 2018 estimated population of 574,659, making it the fourth most populous in Pennsylvania and 96th most populous in the United States. Harrisburg played a notable role in American history during...

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The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $56,918 a year and $27 an hour in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $41,401 and $69,832. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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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