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

Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers can expect wages of $63K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers bottoms out near $41K and approaches $94K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The majority of Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,504 - $88,652
$44K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $63,315
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$14.68 - $49.20
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MEDIAN: $28.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,504 - $88,652  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,925  
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $11,635  
Total Pay (?
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$41,418 - $93,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $49.20  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,925  
   
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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$41,418 - $93,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,377

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Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 49 percent. Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent) and Boston (+12 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Portland and Raleigh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Python
▲14%

Software Test
▲7%

SQL
▲4%

Java
▲3%

Automated Testing
▲3%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲2%

Test Automation
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

C# Programming Language
▼1%

Automation Scripting
▼1%

Jenkins
▼2%

Regression Testing
▼6%

C#
▼7%

Ruby
▼7%

JavaScript
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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