Software Release Manager Salary (United States)

A Software Release Manager earns an average salary of $82,968 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Software Release Manager Total Pay (?
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$53,994 - $115,419
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MEDIAN: $82,967
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Software Release Manager Total Pay (?
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$35.48 - $64.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,994 - $115,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,255  
Profit Sharing
$2,350 - $5,006  
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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$56,816 - $125,173  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$35.48 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $81.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,255  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,350 - $5,006  
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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$56,816 - $125,173  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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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Experience Affects Software Release Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$87,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Software Release Manager Salaries

Release Management
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National Average
$87,000
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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 9%
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