Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Intellectual Property Attorneys in the United States, with median pay hovering around $140K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Intellectual Property Attorneys is high. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Intellectual Property Attorneys greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$78,789 - $194,437
$79K
$140K
$190K
MEDIAN: $140,152
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$58.96 - $254.34
$92
MEDIAN: $92.00
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$0$215K
Salary $78,789 - $194,437
Bonus $2,936 - $39,474
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
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$79,883 - $215,508
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 113
Hourly Data $0$254
Hourly Rate $92.00
Annual Data $0$215K
Bonus $2,936 - $39,474
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$79,883 - $215,508
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases
  • 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

Pay by Experience for an Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $178,000 based on 36 salaries. An Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $198,000 based on 9 salaries.

Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney?

Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney in Seattle:
"Fun."
Pros: Always interesting, very flexible.
Cons: Stressful at times, sometimes not respected.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲23%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$145,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%
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