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Build and Release Engineer Salary

Earnings for Build and Release Engineers in the United States come in at around $93K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Build and Release Engineers survey respondents are men (78 percent). For the most part, Build and Release Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,051 - $123,756
(Median)
$62K
$93K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,350
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90%

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$19.93 - $71.00
(Median)
$20
$43
$71
MEDIAN: $42.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,051 - $123,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $9,944  
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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$61,362 - $129,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.93 - $71.00  
   
Overtime
$26.75 - $53.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $9,944  
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).
)
$61,362 - $129,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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

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Build and Release Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Automation Scripting and Build Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Competency in Automation Scripting frequently indicates knowledge of Build Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $77K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $94K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $108K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$96,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries



National Average
$96,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%