Build and Release Engineer Salary

Median pay for Build and Release Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $87K annually. Overall cash earnings for Build and Release Engineers stretch from $59K on the lower end to $128K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Build and Release Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$57,157 - $126,842
$57K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,152
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$27.15 - $61.83
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$44
$62
MEDIAN: $44.35
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,157 - $126,842  
   
Bonus
$1,468 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$982 - $10,137  
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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$59,038 - $127,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.15 - $61.83  
   
Overtime
$46.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,468 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$982 - $10,137  
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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$59,038 - $127,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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.

Common Career Paths for Build and Release Engineer


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As Build and Release Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Release Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Release Engineers earn $120K on average 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.


For many Build and Release Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $73K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $95K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $111K on average. Build and Release Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $118K.

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Key Stats for Build and Release Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries



National Average
$90,000

Continuous Deployment
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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