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Transmission Mechanic Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Transmission Mechanics earn an average of $18.46 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Transmission Mechanics is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,002 - $81,094
(Median)
$28K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,124
10%
50%
90%

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$11.41 - $25.89
(Median)
$11
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,002 - $81,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$26,529 - $62,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $25.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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).
)
$26,529 - $62,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $33K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. Transmission Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $50K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$43,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 55%
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