Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States take home an average $56K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority (86 percent) of Intellectual Property Assistants who took the survey are female. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Intellectual Property Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction.

$38,767 - $76,791
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,570
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90%

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$16.11 - $30.33
(Median)
$16
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,767 - $76,791  
   
Bonus
$1.07 - $2,919  
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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$36,656 - $76,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.11 - $30.33  
   
Overtime
$23.91 - $51.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1.07 - $2,919  
   
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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$36,656 - $76,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant

Many different employers require the help of an intellectual property (IP) assistant to draft patent documents and conduct research on the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) website. IP assistants work in a wide spectrum of industries, including heavy and light industry, music, entertainment, and technology, among many others. IP assistants work with an organization’s intellectual property attorneys or contracted external legal professionals on intellectual property litigation and researching potential intellectual property for the USPTO patent application process.

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Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Tasks

  • Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention.
  • Draft and prosecute patent application for invention.
  • Aid inventors and invention owners in obtaining a patent for their invention.
  • Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant

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


Intellectual Property Assistants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $69K.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%