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. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. More than a third enjoy medical while a little less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in eight. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$26,932 - $85,225
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$85K
MEDIAN: $49,628
10%
50%
90%

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$12.80 - $29.11
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $38K. Transmission Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $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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