Release Engineer Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Release Engineers earn an average of $83K per year. Total cash compensation to Release Engineers approaches anywhere from $57K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $14K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$58,346 - $112,707
(Median)
$58K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,053
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$24.18 - $67.19
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$24
$34
$67
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,346 - $112,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,143  
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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$57,090 - $120,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.18 - $67.19  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $68.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,143  
   
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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$57,090 - $120,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $76K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $104K.

Popular Skills for Release Engineer


Survey results suggest that Release Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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 23 percent, 20 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design and Jenkins. Those educated in Automation Scripting tend to be well versed in Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Release Engineer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Release Engineers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $71K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $85K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $104K. Release Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $124K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Release Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Release Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+26 percent) and Boston (+14 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Auburn Hills is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Release Engineer Salaries

Build Management
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Software Configuration
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National Average
$83,000

Release Management
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Engineering Design
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Jenkins
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%