Transmission Mechanic Salary
Men make up the majority of Transmission Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $18.50 per hour. For the most part, Transmission Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a third enjoy medical while one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in eight. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$26,237 - $88,084|
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|$25,576 - $67,394|
|Hourly Rate||$11.89 - $30.53|
|Overtime||$16.16 - $30.91|
|Total Pay (||$25,576 - $67,394|
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.Read More...
In addition to working with transmissions, common tasks for transmission mechanics include changing oil and filters, changing tires, installing batteries, and checking electrical systems. They may also diagnose cars' problems with a manual or computer-assisted method. Customer service is important in this position, as these mechanics often interact directly with customers. After work task is carried out, it is important to inspect it and carry out necessary tests to ensure that the repairs are sufficient. They may also provide estimates for what the repairs will cost.
Transmission mechanics must always stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field to utilize the best methods and materials available. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and education, testing, and certification as a mechanic are also necessary. Certifications in various areas of mechanical work may help those in this position to become master mechanics in the future.
Transmission Mechanic Tasks
- Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
- Maintain inventory of tools and parts.
- Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
- Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.
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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; 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 $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.
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