Transmission Mechanic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Transmission Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $18.58 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to close to two-fifths, and slightly less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. Most Transmission Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,547 - $80,537
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,143
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90%

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$11.79 - $25.94
(Median)
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,547 - $80,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$27,791 - $62,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $25.94  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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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$27,791 - $62,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $33K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $38K. Transmission Mechanics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Transmission Mechanics who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $50K.

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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

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
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 58%
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