Patent Agent Salary

A Patent Agent earns an average salary of $91,502 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Read More
$60,167 - $131,200
(Median)
$60K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,501
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$17.36 - $112.55
(Median)
$17
$38
$110
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,167 - $131,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,566  
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $25,253  
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).
)
$59,847 - $140,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $112.55  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,566  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,216 - $25,253  
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).
)
$59,847 - $140,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Patent Agent

Inventors looking to obtain protection for their innovations employ patent practitioners, otherwise known as patent agents, for assistance with the patent application process. Certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent agents help prospective inventors navigate the complex requirements of patent application.

Read More...

Patent Agent Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$94,000


Skills That Affect Patent Agent Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$94,000

Biotechnology
up arrow 1%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%
ADVERTISEMENT