Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States take home an average $55K per year. Location and career length 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. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Intellectual Property Assistants (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women.

$39,961 - $76,866
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$55K
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MEDIAN: $54,552
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$17.53 - $32.09
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,961 - $76,866  
   
Bonus
$587 - $5,093  
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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$39,435 - $76,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.53 - $32.09  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$587 - $5,093  
   
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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$39,435 - $76,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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 their careers by becoming Intellectual Property Paralegals, who report a slightly higher median income of $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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $49K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $57K on average. Intellectual Property Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Intellectual Property Assistants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $76K.

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Key Stats for Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 3%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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