Transmission Mechanic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Transmission Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $18.64 per hour nationwide. About a fourth enjoy medical while close to a seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-tenth. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,081 - $77,568
$25K
$47K
$78K
MEDIAN: $47,280
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$12.12 - $31.08
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$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$25,081 - $77,568  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$25,432 - $67,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $31.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.11 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$25,432 - $67,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Transmission Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Transmission Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Transmission Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Transmission Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 46 salaries. A Transmission Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 61 salaries.

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Key Stats for Transmission Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 73%
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