Build and Release Engineer Salary

Build and Release Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $95K per year. Total cash earnings of Build and Release Engineers range from $63K on the low end to $129K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $11K and $10K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Build and Release Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$63,541 - $123,612
(Median)
$64K
$95K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,799
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$24.47 - $68.24
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$24
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$68
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,541 - $123,612  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,191  
Profit Sharing
$81.09 - $10,186  
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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$63,070 - $128,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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, 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 - $11,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$81.09 - $10,186  
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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$63,070 - $128,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Survey takers who work as Build and Release Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Automation Scripting and Build Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Build Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Automation Scripting.

Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $80K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. 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 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 9%
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