Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salary

Salaries for Intellectual Property Attorneys in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($137K) per year. In the world of Intellectual Property Attorneys, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $43K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $79K and $241K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Intellectual Property Attorneys is high. The majority of Intellectual Property Attorneys (64 percent) who took the survey are men. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$78,998 - $202,087

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$78,998 - $202,087  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $43,359  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $19,866  
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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$78,611 - $241,005  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $103K per year. Intellectual Property Attorneys with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $197K. Intellectual Property Attorneys who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $161K.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$143,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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