Author of salvation is one of a group of names that includes the Greek word archēgos. This word has a breadth of meaning which is reflected in the variations found in the English translations for the title. Jesus paved the way for our salvation. In that sense He is the Pioneer of Salvation (Msg/Amp/NIV), or the Captain of Salvation (KJV), or the Leader of Salvation (Darby).
Author of Salvation in Greek:
Ton archēgon tēs sōtērias
Strong’s Concordance numbers: 747, 4991
Bible reference: Heb. 2:10
For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:10)
Similar names of Jesus are “Author and perfecter of faith,” “Prince and Savior,” and simply “Your Salvation.”