Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $55K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women make up the vast majority of Intellectual Property Assistants (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire.

$39,122 - $76,815
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$39K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,391
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$17.50 - $32.41
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$17
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,122 - $76,815  
   
Bonus
$578 - $4,983  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$39,174 - $76,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.50 - $32.41  
   
Overtime
$25.15 - $55.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$578 - $4,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$39,174 - $76,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.

Common Career Paths for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant


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Many Intellectual Property Assistants transition into upper-level Intellectual Property Paralegal positions. Intellectual Property Paralegals earn a median of $61K per year.

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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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $48K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $55K. Intellectual Property Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $76K.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
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Legal Document Review
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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