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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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the majority of Intellectual Property Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$59,367 - $144,260
MEDIAN: $94,628

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$59,367 - $144,260  
$1,200 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$4,000 - $8,000  
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).
$62,923 - $149,649  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Data Management and Intellectual Property are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Data Management tend to be skilled in Intellectual Property as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

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

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $84K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $93K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $111K on average. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $99K on average.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

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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 19 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%