Transmission Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.30 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in three, and approximately one in seven earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$27,061 - $93,470
(Median)
$27K
$49K
$93K
MEDIAN: $49,034
10%
50%
90%

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$12.03 - $31.67
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$27,061 - $93,470  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$675  
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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$26,322 - $73,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $31.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$16.41 - $32.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$675  
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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$26,322 - $73,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Transmission Mechanics. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $33K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average 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 $52K.

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Experience Affects Transmission Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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