How much does a Release Engineer I make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Release Engineer I in the United States is $33 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $30 and $36. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Release Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Release Engineer I Salary $28 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Release Engineer I Salary $30 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Release Engineer I Salary $33 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Release Engineer I Salary $36 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Release Engineer I Salary $38 US June 27, 2024
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.

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Product Quality: Product quality refers to how well a product satisfies customer needs, serves its purpose and meets industry standards. When evaluating product quality, businesses consider several key factors, including whether a product solves a problem, works efficiently or suits customers' purposes.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Customer Service 12.59%
Product Quality 1.78%
Futures 1.28%
Others 84.35%
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Job Description for Release Engineer I

Release Engineer I is responsible for software builds and releases. Responsible for the design and development of builds, scripts, installation procedures, and systems including source code control and issue tracking. Being a Release Engineer I works closely with a quality assurance team to ensure final version is up to organizational standards. Requires a bachelor's degree. The Release Engineer I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Release Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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For Release Engineer I, the upper level is Release Engineer II and then progresses to Release Engineer IV.

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Release Engineer I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Release Engineer I, the highest Release Engineer I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Release Engineer I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Release Engineer I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Release Engineer I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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