Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Approximately three-fifths of Intellectual Property Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $53K to $147K per year, but median earnings come to around $93K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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. The majority of Intellectual Property Managers (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$51,823 - $140,628

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$51,823 - $140,628  
$1,197 - $20,164  
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$53,184 - $146,582  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Operations Management, Data Management, and Intellectual Property are considered valuable skills that consequently increase employee pay by 6 percent. Competency in Data Management frequently indicates 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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $81K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $91K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $108K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $101K 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 15 votes.


67 %
33 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%