Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Intellectual Property Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly three in five of Intellectual Property Managers. Salaries average out to around $93K per year and spread from $58K to $146K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Intellectual Property Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$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

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.


Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Tasks

  • 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Data Management, Operations Management, and Intellectual Property are considered valuable skills that consequently increase employee pay by 7 percent. Intellectual Property is a skill commonly found among those who know Data Management.

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. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $106K on average. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $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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National Average

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%