A Patent Attorney earns an average salary of AU$78,439 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$59,392 - AU$129,712
AU$59K
AU$78K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$78,439
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AU$59,392 - AU$129,712  
   
Bonus
AU$3,775  
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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AU$60,820 - AU$129,821  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Key Stats for Patent Attorney

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Patent Attorney Salaries

Experienced
▲59%

Mid-Career
▲55%

National Average
AU$79,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 86%
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