Release Engineer Salary

Release Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $84K annually. Cash earnings for Release Engineers — including $12K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $62K to $122K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. There are far more male Release Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. A strong majority claim medical and dental insurance and the greater part get vision coverage. The majority of Release Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$60,554 - $115,247
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$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,111
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$24.05 - $50.40
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$0$120K
Salary $60,554 - $115,247
Bonus $2,129 - $12,318
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,342
Total Pay (?
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$60,930 - $120,842
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 171
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $24.05 - $50.40
Overtime $30.58 - $65.10
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $2,129 - $12,318
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,342
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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$60,930 - $120,842
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

  • Manage release and daily build tasks and schedule.
  • Build and maintain coding and integration environment and its documentation.
  • Support troubleshooting and bug fixing, including documentation and end user change management.
  • Ensure processes for archiving, documenting and maintaining the system are upheld.

Release Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Release Engineer


Release Engineers flock to General Motors Corporation, FCA Corp, Chrysler Group LLC., Delphi Corporation, and Ford Motor Company, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. General Motors Corporation offers the best pay with a median salary of $98K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $71K and maxing out at just $121K.

Popular Skills for Release Engineer


Release Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Automation Scripting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 27 percent above average. Engineering Design and Build Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 20 percent and 27 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Jenkins. Those familiar with Automation Scripting also tend to 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: $85,933

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

For those looking to make money, Release Engineers in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Release Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+24 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Pontiac (+10 percent). Dearborn is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Auburn Hills and Detroit (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Release Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Release Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$86,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Release Engineer Salaries



Build Management
▲19%

Software Configuration
▲16%

Project Management
▲10%


National Average
$86,000

Jenkins
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 18%
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