Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States can expect wages of $54K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Intellectual Property Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,303 - $77,243
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,127
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50%
90%

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$16.07 - $30.36
(Median)
$16
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,303 - $77,243  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $4,085  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$36,709 - $77,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.07 - $30.36  
   
Overtime
$23.83 - $55.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.01 - $4,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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).
)
$36,709 - $77,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Intellectual Property Assistants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Intellectual Property and Legal Document Review are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Legal Document Review as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. On average, Intellectual Property Assistants make $62K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 1%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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