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Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Intellectual Property Assistants who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance.
$39,507 - $76,717
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MEDIAN: $54,372
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$16.01 - $29.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,507 - $76,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
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 - $75,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$23.76 - $51.51  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
   
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 - $75,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $57K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Intellectual Property Assistants see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $69K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%