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Build and Release Engineer Salary

Build and Release Engineers in the United States take home an average $92K annually. Men make up the vast majority of Build and Release Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction for Build and Release Engineers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$57,181 - $122,551
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MEDIAN: $92,001
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$24.82 - $71.48
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,181 - $122,551  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$595 - $9,721  
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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$58,854 - $127,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.82 - $71.48  
   
Overtime
$26.49 - $49.00  
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 - $10,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$595 - $9,721  
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).
)
$58,854 - $127,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Job skills reported by Build and Release Engineers are limited. Automation Scripting and Build Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Automation Scripting and Build Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Build and Release Engineer

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $73K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $106K. 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 $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Build and Release Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Build and Release Engineer Salaries



National Average
$94,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 8%