Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Average Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States make around $55K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Intellectual Property Assistants (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$40,916 - $78,267
$41K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,054
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50%
90%

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$17.17 - $31.31
$17
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$31
MEDIAN: $22.49
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$0$78K
Salary $40,916 - $78,267
Bonus $497.77 - $4,975
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
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$40,210 - $76,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $17.17 - $31.31
Overtime $18.55 - $52.37
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $497.77 - $4,975
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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$40,210 - $76,966
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant


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Many Intellectual Property Assistants advance their careers by becoming Intellectual Property Paralegals, who report a slightly higher median income of $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 38 salaries. An Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
▼3%

Legal Document Review
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 6%
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