A Software Release Manager earns an average salary of $85,311 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Software Release Manager Total Pay (?
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$57,000 - $112,787
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$57,000 - $112,787  
   
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$0.00 - $11,693  
Profit Sharing
$2,653 - $4,916  
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$59,695 - $123,449  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Software Release Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Software Release Manager Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$89,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Software Release Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Release Management
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National Average
$89,000
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Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 10%
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