The average pay for a Release Engineer is $83,278 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Build Management, Software Configuration, and Automation Scripting. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Release Engineer Total Pay (?
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$57,037 - $110,049
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MEDIAN: $83,278
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Release Engineer Total Pay (?
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$24.05 - $68.61
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,037 - $110,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,858  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $9,787  
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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$56,139 - $120,143  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.05 - $68.61  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $66.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,858  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $9,787  
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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$56,139 - $120,143  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Release Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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San Jose
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Boston
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National Average
$86,000
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Experience Affects Release Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$86,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Release Engineer Salaries

Build Management
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Software Configuration
up arrow 17%
Automation Scripting
up arrow 13%
Shell Scripting
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National Average
$86,000
Release Management
up arrow 15%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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