Build and Release Engineer Salary

Build and Release Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $95K per year. In the world of Build and Release Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $63K and $129K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $10K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male Build and Release Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Build and Release Engineers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,963 - $123,677

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$24.47 - $68.24

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,963 - $123,677  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,335  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $10,213  
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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$62,507 - $128,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.47 - $68.24  
   
Overtime
$28.00 - $57.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,335  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $10,213  
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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$62,507 - $128,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Professional skills reported by Build and Release Engineers are few in number. Automation Scripting and Build Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Automation Scripting to be familiar with Build Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $79K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $109K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Build and Release Engineers report making only $106K on average.

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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$98,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Automation Scripting
up arrow 4%

Build Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$98,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 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
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 9%
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