Build and Release Engineer Salary

Build and Release Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $96K annually. Final cash compensation to Build and Release Engineers varies from around $65K to approximately $129K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $10K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Build and Release Engineers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Build and Release Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$64,399 - $123,575
(Median)
$64K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $95,883
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90%

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$26.17 - $69.19
(Median)
$26
$48
$69
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,399 - $123,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,405  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $10,234  
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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$64,590 - $129,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.17 - $69.19  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
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 - $12,405  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $10,234  
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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$64,590 - $129,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $80K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $99K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $109K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $106K.

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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Automation Scripting
up arrow 2%

Build Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$100,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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