Transmission Mechanic Salary

Male Transmission Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $18.77 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and a little less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. Though the majority of Transmission Mechanics do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,932 - $85,225
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$85K
MEDIAN: $49,628
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50%
90%

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$12.80 - $29.11
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$26,932 - $85,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
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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$26,946 - $67,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $29.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.60  
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,073  
   
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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$26,946 - $67,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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.


Transmission Mechanics with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. Transmission Mechanics see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $51K.

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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$45,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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