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Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Intellectual Property Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($95K) annually in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Intellectual Property Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Intellectual Property Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$60,056 - $143,856
MEDIAN: $94,628

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$60,056 - $143,856  
$1,203 - $20,368  
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$4,000 - $8,000  
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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).
$63,772 - $150,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

  • Consult and discuss options for intellectual property documentation, maintenance and application.
  • Maintain, update and set security policies for internal intellectual property.
  • Search, analyze and update patent and trademark validity and rights to use.
  • Enter data, track metrics and update confect and resolution status.

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Intellectual Property Managers report a focused set of job skills. Data Management and Intellectual Property are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Data Management and Intellectual Property are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

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

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $85K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $93K on average. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $110K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $101K.

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Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%