Salary for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Cold Header Operator, Forging Roll Operator, Header Setup Operator, Spike Machine Operator, Swager Operator, Swaging Machine Operator

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The main duty of this employee is to install, operate, tend, and test forging machines that bend and twist metal and plastic into different structural shapes. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Forging Machine Setter/Operator will most likely earn wages that can range from $28,180 - $62,550 depending on the level of education. can get wages of fourty-three thousand four hundred and eigthy dollars on a yearly basis.

are compensated at the highest average salary in New York, where they earn normal pay levels of close to $50,050. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $58,460.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.52 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$58,460
Manufacturing
$43,520
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,820

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,820
Manufacturing
$43,520
Public Administration
$58,460