A Patent Attorney earns an average salary of AU$77,372 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$51,953 - AU$128,912
(Median)
AU$52K
AU$77K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$77,372
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Salary
AU$51,953 - AU$128,912  
   
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$51,953 - AU$129,013  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Experience Affects Patent Attorney Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 60%

Mid-Career
up arrow 57%

National Average
AU$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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