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Release Engineer Salary

Release Engineers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $83K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $14K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Release Engineers can bottom out near $58K or peak near $122K depending on individual performance. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Release Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$58,588 - $113,026
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MEDIAN: $83,084
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$24.29 - $67.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,588 - $113,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,191  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $10,400  
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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$57,542 - $121,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Hourly Rate
$24.29 - $67.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $68.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $10,400  
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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$57,542 - $121,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Release Engineer

Release engineers are responsible for maintaining effective configuration of tools and troubleshooting management applications for their organization. They are in charge of maintaining resulting code archives and managing integration engineers, as well as providing support to infrastructure services as needed. Release engineers also assist software engineers with quality problems as they arise to avoid future product problems. They actively participate in training sessions for updated program information and create advanced reports based on engineering results. Release engineers perform server configuration and support tasks, as well as provide oversight for operational activities. They handle schedule tasks, follow strict management protocols. Release engineers implement robust utilities to measure performance and develop innovative solutions for repairing machinery, calibrating equipment, and minimizing downtime. They also help with design endeavors and develop complex automation tools. Other responsibilities include testing equipment and managing large databases. These engineers report their progress to the release supervisor or manager in their department.

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Release Engineer Tasks

  • Support troubleshooting and bug fixing, including documentation and end user change management.
  • Ensure processes for archiving, documenting and maintaining the system are upheld.
  • Manage release and daily build tasks and schedule.
  • Build and maintain coding and integration environment and its documentation.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Release Engineer


Chrysler Group LLC. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $73K) but some workers make up to $105K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Release Engineer


Release Engineers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Build Management, Software Configuration, and Automation Scripting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 19 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design. Many workers who know Automation Scripting also know Release Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Release Engineer

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


Release Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Release Engineers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $72K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $85K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $104K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $127K.

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Experience Affects Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$84,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Release Engineer Salaries

Build Management
up arrow 22%

Software Configuration
up arrow 19%


Release Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$84,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%