Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salary

Compensation for Intellectual Property Attorneys in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($141K). Total cash compensation to Intellectual Property Attorneys approaches anywhere from $80K on the lower end to $220K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $41K from bonuses and upwards of $79K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Intellectual Property Attorneys are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$78,150 - $199,408
$78K
$140K
$200K
MEDIAN: $143,954
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$36.00 - $280.00
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$0$223K
Salary $78,150 - $199,408
Bonus $4,880 - $45,358
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
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$79,234 - $223,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107
Hourly Data $0$280
Hourly Rate $84.00
Annual Data $0$223K
Bonus $4,880 - $45,358
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$79,234 - $223,343
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial

Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

Pay by Experience for an Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $178,000 based on 36 salaries. An Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $198,000 based on 9 salaries.

Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney?

Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney in Seattle:
"Fun."
Pros: Always interesting, very flexible.
Cons: Stressful at times, sometimes not respected.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$150,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%
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