Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Intellectual Property Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $94K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Intellectual Property Managers is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Intellectual Property Managers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,797 - $142,185

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$58,797 - $142,185  
$1,197 - $20,217  
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$3,931 - $6,864  
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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).
$61,679 - $148,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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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Survey takers who work as Intellectual Property Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Intellectual Property, Operations Management, and Data Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Aptitude in Data Management tends to also indicate an understanding 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.

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $82K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $92K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $112K 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 17 votes.


65 %
35 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%