Release Engineer Salary

Earnings for Release Engineers in the United States come in at around $84K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Release Engineers bottoms out near $61K and approaches $123K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A fair number get medical and dental insurance, and a majority get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Release Engineers. The vast majority (82 percent) of Release Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$61,306 - $118,130
$61K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,642
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$26.02 - $53.00
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$0$123K
Salary $61,306 - $118,130
Bonus $2,285 - $12,391
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,544
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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$61,160 - $123,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $26.02 - $53.00
Overtime $30.37 - $64.22
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $2,285 - $12,391
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,544
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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$61,160 - $123,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • 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.

Release Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Release Engineer


General Motors Corporation, FCA Corp, Chrysler Group LLC., Delphi Corporation, and Ford Motor Company are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Release Engineers. Although salaries only range from $71K to just $121K, General Motors Corporation still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $98K.

Popular Skills for Release Engineer


Survey results suggest that Release Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Automation Scripting, Engineering Design, and Build Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 21 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Jenkins. The majority of those who know Automation Scripting also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Release Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Release Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Release Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Release Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Release Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 49 salaries. A Release Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,391

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Release Engineers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Release Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+24 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Pontiac (+11 percent). Dearborn ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 5 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Auburn Hills and Detroit.

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Key Stats for Release Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Release Engineer Salaries

▲27%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$85,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Release Engineer Salaries



Build Management
▲20%

Software Configuration
▲17%

Project Management
▲11%


National Average
$85,000

Jenkins
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 19%
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