Build and Release Engineer Salary

An average Build and Release Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $87K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Men account for the majority of Build and Release Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$55,865 - $124,258
$56K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,934
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$28.60 - $68.51
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MEDIAN: $40.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,865 - $124,258  
   
Bonus
$1,490 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$58,352 - $126,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.60 - $68.51  
   
Overtime
$46.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,490 - $15,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$58,352 - $126,694  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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

  • Develop and maintain build platforms, packaging, deployment, testing and releases.
  • Research new improvements to framework build, packaging and deployment.
  • Resolve build issues.
  • Customize source code, coordinate code changes, and bug tracking tools.
  • Manage source code, change control, configuration management, and build deployment activities.

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Build and Release Engineers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Release Engineer. The average Senior Release Engineer brings home $119K per year.

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $72K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $93K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $108K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $111K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $89,619

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Build and Release Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Build and Release Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+18 percent), New York (+15 percent), San Jose (+14 percent), and Pontiac (+6 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Tampa is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Build and Release Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$90,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Continuous Deployment
▲14%



National Average
$90,000

Continuous Integration (CI)
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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