Intellectual Property (IP) Manager Salary

Intellectual Property Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $95K per year on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Intellectual Property Managers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most Intellectual Property Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,878 - $141,914
MEDIAN: $94,998

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$58,878 - $141,914  
$1,200 - $20,203  
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$3,931 - $6,983  
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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).
$61,775 - $148,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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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Survey takers who work as Intellectual Property Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Data Management, Intellectual Property, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Experience with Data Management is often linked with 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.

Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $83K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $94K on average. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $113K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $101K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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 18 votes.


64 %
36 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%