Build and Release Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Build and Release Engineers earn an average of $87K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$54,953 - $124,970
$55K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,443
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50%
90%

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$28.85 - $72.88
$29
$44
$73
MEDIAN: $44.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,953 - $124,970  
   
Bonus
$1,980 - $17,754  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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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$57,785 - $129,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.85 - $72.88  
   
Overtime
$46.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,980 - $17,754  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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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$57,785 - $129,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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.

Common Career Paths for Build and Release Engineer


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At the upper end, Build and Release Engineers who move into a Senior Release Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Release Engineers is a much higher $119K 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: $90,621

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

Build and Release Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Build and Release Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+16 percent), New York (+14 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), and Pontiac (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Tampa is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Build and Release Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
$91,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Continuous Deployment
▲12%



National Average
$91,000

Continuous Integration (CI)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%
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