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Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Salaries for Intellectual Property Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. The majority of Intellectual Property Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Female Intellectual Property Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$60,056 - $143,856
MEDIAN: $94,998

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$60,056 - $143,856  
$1,197 - $20,529  
Profit Sharing
$4,069 - $11,792  
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).
$62,932 - $152,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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. Experience with Data Management is often linked with knowledge of Intellectual Property.

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

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

The average inexperienced worker earns $84K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $94K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $113K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $86K.

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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 24 votes.


60 %
40 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%