Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Intellectual Property Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up three-fifths of Intellectual Property Managers. Pay fluctuates from $58K to $146K per year, but expected earnings average $93K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. There are more female Intellectual Property Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Intellectual Property Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,873 - $136,335
MEDIAN: $92,663

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$55,873 - $136,335  
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$58,175 - $145,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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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Popular Skills for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Intellectual Property Managers only report a few specific skills. High-paying skills include Data Management, Operations Management, and Intellectual Property; these can bring in an additional 7 percent. Employees educated in Data Management are typically practiced in Intellectual Property, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

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

Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $81K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $92K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $106K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $101K.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


68 %
32 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%