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.

$26,237 - $88,084
$26K
$49K
$88K
MEDIAN: $49,035
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50%
90%

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$11.89 - $30.53
$12
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$26,237 - $88,084  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,576 - $67,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $30.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.16 - $30.91  
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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$25,576 - $67,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

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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Key Stats for Transmission Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 14%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 70%
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