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Build and Release Engineer Salary

Median pay for Build and Release Engineers in the United States is around $94K annually. Incomes of Build and Release Engineers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $11K cause paychecks to spread between $62K on the low end and $128K on the high end. Career length 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. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Build and Release Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$62,711 - $123,483
(Median)
$63K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,858
10%
50%
90%

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$19.93 - $67.27
(Median)
$20
$43
$67
MEDIAN: $42.00
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90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,711 - $123,483  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,719  
Profit Sharing
$80.54 - $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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$61,954 - $128,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.93 - $67.27  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$80.54 - $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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$61,954 - $128,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Automation Scripting and Build Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Experience with Automation Scripting is often linked with 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $77K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $95K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $108K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $106K.

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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$96,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries


Build Management
up arrow 4%

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
41%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%
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