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Build and Release Engineer Salary

The average Build and Release Engineer in the United States earns approximately $94K per year. Overall cash earnings of Build and Release Engineers stretch from $61K near the bottom to $128K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $11K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Build and Release Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Build and Release Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,132 - $123,419
(Median)
$62K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,865
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$19.82 - $67.58
(Median)
$20
$42
$68
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,132 - $123,419  
   
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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$61,362 - $128,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.82 - $67.58  
   
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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$61,362 - $128,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Automation Scripting and Build Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Automation Scripting also know Build Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $77K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $95K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $108K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $106K.

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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$96,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

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
21 %
Male
79 %

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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%
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