Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $55K annually for pay. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Intellectual Property Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,932 - $78,150
$41K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,044
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$17.60 - $31.31
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$31
MEDIAN: $22.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,932 - $78,150  
   
Bonus
$511 - $5,034  
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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$40,073 - $77,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.60 - $31.31  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$511 - $5,034  
   
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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$40,073 - $77,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.
  • Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions.
  • Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention.
  • Draft and prosecute patent application for invention.

Common Career Paths for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant


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Many Intellectual Property Assistants advance into a slightly higher-paying Intellectual Property Paralegal position. Average compensation for Intellectual Property Paralegals is $61K.

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $57K on average. Intellectual Property Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $77K.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$53,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
▼3%

Legal Document Review
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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