The majority of Intellectual Property Managers in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $50K to $147K per year, and the median is $92K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Intellectual Property Managers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$49,777 - $136,606
$50K
$92K
$140K
MEDIAN: $91,537
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,777 - $136,606  
   
Bonus
$750 - $24,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$49,762 - $146,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$40.00  
   
Overtime
$52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750 - $24,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$49,762 - $146,538  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Intellectual Property, and Data Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Data Management to be familiar with Intellectual Property as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

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


Intellectual Property Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $53K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $89K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $101K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $122K on average.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 43%

Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$93,000


Data Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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