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Heavy Forger Salary
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$55,434 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,064

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $55,434 a year and $27 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $40,321 and $68,011. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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:
$64,263
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Pittsburgh ( PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of about 301,048 residents live within the city limits, making it the 66th-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,324,743 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 27th-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is located in the south west of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $55,434 a year and $27 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $40,321 and $68,011. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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