Transmission Mechanic Salary

A sizeable majority of Transmission Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.58 per hour. Over a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-sixth collect dental insurance. The majority of Transmission Mechanics claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,886 - $81,694

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$11.70 - $25.99

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$27,886 - $81,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Total Pay (?
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$27,192 - $63,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $25.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,192 - $63,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Transmission Mechanic

Transmission mechanics repair and maintain the transmission systems of cars so that gears can be changed effectively while driving. These mechanics must have knowledge of both manual and automatic transmissions and be proficient with hand and power tools in order to make all necessary repairs. In many positions, they also have to repair other parts of cars' engines.

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Transmission Mechanic Tasks

  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.

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Pay by Experience Level for Transmission Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Transmission Mechanics, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Transmission Mechanics see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K.

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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 60%
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