Entry-Level Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers sits in the ballpark of $65K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers stretch from $41K on the lower end to $94K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,578 - $89,077
$44K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,863
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$12.26 - $49.89
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MEDIAN: $29.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,578 - $89,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,735  
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $11,635  
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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$41,338 - $93,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $49.89  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,735  
   
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $11,635  
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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$41,338 - $93,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,870

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Boston (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers is geography, with workers in Minneapolis earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (13 percent less) and Raleigh (11 percent less).

Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Python
▲11%

Software Test
▲4%

SQL
▲2%

Java
▲1%

Automated Testing
▲1%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼0%

Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

C# Programming Language
▼3%

Automation Scripting
▼3%

Jenkins
▼4%

Regression Testing
▼8%

Ruby
▼9%

C#
▼10%

JavaScript
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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