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Heavy Forger Salary
in Nashville, Tennessee

$52,800 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$1,014

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $52,800 a year and $25 an hour in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $38,406 and $64,780. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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 Nashville, Tennessee, 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:
$61,210
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 692,587. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 669,053 in 2018.Located in northern Middle Tennessee, Nashville is the major city of the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee. The 2018 population of the entire 14-county Nashville metropolitan...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $52,800 a year and $25 an hour in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $38,406 and $64,780. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nashville, Tennessee.

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