Intellectual Property Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent about three in five of Intellectual Property Managers. Salaries average out to around $92K annually and spread from $53K to $147K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Intellectual Property Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Most Intellectual Property Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$51,064 - $140,311
(Median)
$51K
$92K
$140K
MEDIAN: $92,029
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$35.37 - $60.65
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,064 - $140,311  
   
Bonus
$1,838 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$52,852 - $147,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$49.50  
   
Overtime
$52.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,838 - $29,590  
   
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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$52,852 - $147,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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

  • 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 report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, Intellectual Property, and Data Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Competency in Data Management frequently indicates 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.


Intellectual Property Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $107K on average. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $116K.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Data Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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