Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Earnings for Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States come in at around $56K per year on average. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Intellectual Property Assistants who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,688 - $76,547
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,710
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90%

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$16.04 - $30.42
(Median)
$16
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,688 - $76,547  
   
Bonus
$50.00 - $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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$36,213 - $76,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.04 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $51.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$50.00 - $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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$36,213 - $76,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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.


For Intellectual Property Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $65K.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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