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Release Manager Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$95,000
$71,000
$95,000
$127,000
The average release manager makes about $95,951 per year. That's $46.13 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $71,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $128,000. Many of release managers seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case release managers tend to work at health care, insurance, and finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Virginia, West Virginia and California pay release managers the highest salaries.
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Map of Release Manager Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Release Managers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Release Manager Salary By Location

While a release manager can average a salary of $95,951 per year, or $46.13 per hour, there are many opportunities for release managers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $143,508 per year. Other high-paying locations include Washington, DC, Arlington, VA and Hamilton, NJ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $92,000. The highest paying states for release managers include Virginia, West Virginia and California. Meanwhile, Maine, Wyoming, and Vermont offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$143,508
$144k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$126,043
$126k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$124,427
$124k
Hamilton, NJ
Hamilton, NJ
$119,675
$120k
Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT
$115,467
$115k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$111,855
$112k
Durham, NC
Durham, NC
$109,256
$109k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$104,116
$104k
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX
$102,184
$102k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$99,800
$100k

High Paying Release Manager Jobs

Average Release Manager Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a release manager, being employed by a company such as Facebook or Salesforce would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Microsoft and Walmart also report highly competitive salaries for release managers.

Company
Average Salary
$135,372
$135k
$132,282
$132k
$129,917
$130k
$128,925
$129k
$126,422
$126k
$125,718
$126k
$125,553
$126k

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    Average Release Manager Pay By Industry

    Release manager salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, insurance, and finance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a release manager can make a yearly salary of $109,303 while working for health care companies. All the while, other release managers are making $103,222 at insurance companies and $100,992 at finance companies. One industry release managers may want to avoid is the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $85,128.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $109,303
    $109k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $103,222
    $103k
    Finance
    Finance
    $100,992
    $101k
    Media
    Media
    $100,058
    $100k
    Technology
    Technology
    $94,139
    $94k
    Professional
    Professional
    $85,128
    $85k

    Release Manager Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a release manager can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $114,785
    $114,785
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    Charlotte, NC
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    $93,915
    $93,915
    08/29/2020
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    $40,000
    $40,000
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    Richardson, TX
    Richardson, TX
    07/08/2020
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    $93,915
    $93,915
    07/08/2020
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    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    06/24/2020
    06/24/2020
    $127,307
    $127,307
    06/24/2020
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    El Dorado Hills, CA
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    06/24/2020
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    $110,611
    $110,611
    06/24/2020
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    Kirkland, WA
    Kirkland, WA
    06/11/2020
    06/11/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
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