Software Release Manager Salary

Pay for Software Release Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $87K annually. Final cash compensation to Software Release Managers varies from around $57K to approximately $128K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a large number earn vision coverage. The majority of Software Release Managers (62 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Release Managers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$55,310 - $120,618
(Median)
$55K
$87K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,847
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$35.00 - $70.00
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$35
$49
$70
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,310 - $120,618  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,442  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $9,933  
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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$57,357 - $127,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$35.00 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $80.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,442  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $9,933  
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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$57,357 - $127,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Software Release Manager

Software release managers manage all aspects of software release activities. They are in charge of planning and coordinating among several development departments to ensure a proper release schedule and that all requirements are met before release. Software release managers actively participate in review sessions, approve completed portions as needed, and facilitate communication channels between engineering and software development staff to ensure idea and process alignment. They define release schedules and adhere to company procedures in all tasks. One of the software release manager's main functions includes solving technical and logistical issues as they arise. They also use their technical expertise to participate in functionality meetings and suggest changes to satisfy business and client needs. Software release managers develop a comprehensive plan to track and integrate multiple inputs, provide direction to internal teams, and conduct status reviews to ensure approval from upper management.

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Software Release Manager Tasks

  • Track and document bug resolution efforts and trends, highlighting positive and negative trends for future release practices.
  • Derive test plans from stakeholder input and communicate the details effectively to development teams.
  • Coordinate across software development groups to ensure teams understand their goals and are meeting them according to the agreed metrics.
  • Identify and document successes and challenges in release cycles to improve future processes.

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Popular Skills for Software Release Manager


Software Release Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Release Management, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, and Change Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Change Management and Information Technology Infrastructure Library. Many workers who know Project Management also know Release Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Release Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Software Release Managers. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $102K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $109K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Software Release Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$91,000

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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Software Release Manager Salaries


National Average
$91,000

Release Management
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Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
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Change Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 9%