Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salary

Average Intellectual Property Assistants in the United States make around $56K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Intellectual Property Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,521 - $76,863
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,746
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90%

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$16.04 - $30.42
(Median)
$16
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,521 - $76,863  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $3,103  
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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$36,317 - $76,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.04 - $30.42  
   
Overtime
$23.76 - $55.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$97.87 - $3,103  
   
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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$36,317 - $76,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Intellectual Property Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. Intellectual Property Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Intellectual Property Assistants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $64K.

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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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