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

Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers take home approximately $64K per year on average. In the world of Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers, overall income ranges from $42K near the bottom to $94K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,680 - $90,061
$44K
$65K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,607
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$14.19 - $49.78
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$31
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MEDIAN: $31.25
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$0$94K
Salary $43,680 - $90,061
Bonus $0.00 - $8,000
Profit Sharing $304.10 - $5,918
Total Pay (?
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$41,920 - $94,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $14.19 - $49.78
Overtime $0.14 - $59.18
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,000
Profit Sharing $304.10 - $5,918
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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$41,920 - $94,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,185

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 46 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent) and Boston (+10 percent). Entry-Level Test Automation Engineers in Minneapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Portland and Raleigh (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer Salaries

Python
▲11%

Software Test
▲4%

Java
▲1%

SQL
▲1%

Automated Testing
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼1%

Test Automation
▼1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼4%

C# Programming Language
▼4%

Automation Scripting
▼4%

Jenkins
▼5%

Regression Testing
▼8%

Ruby
▼9%

C#
▼10%

JavaScript
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 17%
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