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Transmission Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Transmission Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $19.27 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while slightly less than one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a tenth. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$27,746 - $73,469
(Median)
$28K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,266
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$13.33 - $26.71
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,746 - $73,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
Total Pay (?
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$28,718 - $61,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.33 - $26.71  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
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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$28,718 - $61,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Job Description for Transmission Mechanic

Transmission mechanics specialize in repairing manual and automatic transmissions in a variety of vehicles. They know how to use basic mechanic shop equipment and tools such as hoists or lifts, wrenches and ratchets. They also know how to adjust bands, pumps and gears as needed. Transmission mechanics also are able to adjust linkage and fill the transmission with fluids.

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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.


For many Transmission Mechanics, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $38K on average. Transmission Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $50K on average.

Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 56%