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Release Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Release Engineer is $82,885 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Build Management and Software Configuration. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Release Engineer Salary (?
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$57,761 - $111,939
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $82,884
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Release Engineer Salary (?
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$24.24 - $66.55
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,761 - $111,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,142  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,470  
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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$57,004 - $121,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.24 - $66.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $68.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,142  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,470  
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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$57,004 - $121,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Release Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 27%
San Jose
up arrow 25%
Boston
up arrow 12%
Warren
up arrow 9%
National Average
$85,000
Auburn Hills
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Experience Affects Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 22%
National Average
$85,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Release Engineer Salaries

Build Management
up arrow 21%
Software Configuration
up arrow 18%
National Average
$85,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%