Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

The majority of Intellectual Property Managers in the United States — just under three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51K to $150K per year, and the median is $91K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Intellectual Property Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (81 percent) of Intellectual Property Managers who took the survey are female. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,370 - $137,717
$55K
$91K
$140K
MEDIAN: $91,018
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$24.00 - $67.00
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MEDIAN: $57.98
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$0$149K
Salary $55,370 - $137,717
Bonus $496.65 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $3,000
Total Pay (?
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$54,805 - $149,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $57.98
Overtime $75.00
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $496.65 - $20,134
Profit Sharing $3,000
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).
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$54,805 - $149,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Almost all businesses, big and small, constantly create intellectual property; new technology, software, and writers are a good example of this. Businesses need an intellectual property (IP) manager to handle things such as employee contracts and filing patents, and a range of skills may be necessary for this position.

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Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Tasks

  • Search, analyze and update patent and trademark validity and rights to use.
  • Enter data, track metrics and update confect and resolution status.
  • Consult and discuss options for intellectual property documentation, maintenance and application.
  • Maintain, update and set security policies for internal intellectual property.

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Popular Skills for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager


Intellectual Property Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Intellectual Property, and Data Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Management. Aptitude in Data Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Intellectual Property.

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Pay by Experience for an Intellectual Property (IP) Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Intellectual Property (IP) Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intellectual Property (IP) Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 31 salaries. An Intellectual Property (IP) Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 18 salaries.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

▲31%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼43%

Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲11%

National Average
$94,000


Data Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%
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