Transmission Mechanic Salary

Male Transmission Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $18.71 per hour in the United States. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly two in five, and slightly less than a fifth earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,075 - $79,463
(Median)
$28K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,628
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $25.81
(Median)
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,075 - $79,463  
   
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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$27,700 - $62,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $25.81  
   
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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$27,700 - $62,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $34K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Transmission Mechanics make a median salary of $45K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $50K.

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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 57%
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