Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Compensation for Intellectual Property Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($94K). Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Intellectual Property Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Intellectual Property Managers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$58,957 - $141,642
MEDIAN: $94,439

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$58,957 - $141,642  
$1,203 - $20,189  
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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).
$61,868 - $148,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Intellectual Property, Operations Management, and Data Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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's salary is approximately $84K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $93K on average. 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%