Build and Release Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Build and Release Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $87K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Build and Release Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$54,846 - $123,895
$55K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,085
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50%
90%

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$28.60 - $73.41
$29
$41
$73
MEDIAN: $40.67
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$0$128K
Salary $54,846 - $123,895
Bonus $1,949 - $15,383
Profit Sharing $4,300
Total Pay (?
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$56,716 - $128,361
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $28.60 - $73.41
Overtime $46.13
Annual Data $0$128K
Bonus $1,949 - $15,383
Profit Sharing $4,300
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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$56,716 - $128,361
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Build and Release Engineer

Build and release engineers are in charge of the software design, building phases, and release duties for their organization. They create and maintain infrastructure to build software applications, as well as test and troubleshoot code before release. They are also responsible for executing and coordinating integration of software elements, overseeing testing procedures to identify compatibility or performance issues, and using complex engineering tools to automate processes and increase productivity. Build and release engineers create a release schedule, taking into account build requirements and complexity. They also verify build integrity before deployment, run proprietary software to modify project needs and oversee build progress. These professionals develop easy-to-understand instructions for release and create detailed reports for upper management. They also implement optimizations for better performance and reduced memory consumption.

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Build and Release Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and maintain build platforms, packaging, deployment, testing and releases.
  • Research new improvements to framework build, packaging and deployment.
  • Resolve build issues.
  • Customize source code, coordinate code changes, and bug tracking tools.
  • Manage source code, change control, configuration management, and build deployment activities.

Common Career Paths for Build and Release Engineer


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As Build and Release Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Release Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Release Engineers earn $119K on average per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Build and Release Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Build and Release Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Build and Release Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Build and Release Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 38 salaries. A Build and Release Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,761

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

For those looking to make money, Build and Release Engineers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Build and Release Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+17 percent), New York (+15 percent), San Jose (+13 percent), and Pontiac (+6 percent). Tampa is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Build and Release Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$90,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Continuous Deployment
▲13%



National Average
$90,000

Continuous Integration (CI)
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%
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