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Heavy Forger Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$66,019 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,268

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $66,019 a year and $32 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $48,021 and $80,997. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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 Seattle, Washington, 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:
$76,534
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Forger is $66,019 a year and $32 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Forger is between $48,021 and $80,997. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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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