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Test Engineer, Automation Salary (United States)

Average Automation Test Engineers in the United States make around $72K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more male Automation Test Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the greater part have vision insurance, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Test Engineer, Automation Salary (?
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$50,915 - $97,663
(Median)
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72K
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MEDIAN: $71,764
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Test Engineer, Automation Salary (?
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$15.21 - $52.28
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,915 - $97,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$48,916 - $100,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $52.28  
   
Overtime
$26.62 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
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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$48,916 - $100,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Test Engineer, Automation

  • Integrate test automation industry standards and best practices.
  • Execute automated test suite.
  • Review regression test cases.
  • Develop and maintain automated test scripts.
  • Create library of custom functions.

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Survey takers who work as Automation Test Engineers report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Selenium Automated Test Tool can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Test Automation.

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Experience Affects Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$71,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer, Automation Salaries

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 21%
National Average
$71,000
Test Automation
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 18%