Patent Agent Salary

A Patent Agent earns an average salary of $91,988 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$63,139 - $133,884
$63K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,988
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90%

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$27.51 - $43.17
$38
MEDIAN: $38.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,139 - $133,884  
   
Bonus
$970 - $18,311  
Profit Sharing
$5,600  
Commission
$33,000  
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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$63,949 - $141,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$38.50  
   
Overtime
$51.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $18,311  
   
Commission
$33,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,600  
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).
)
$63,949 - $141,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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.

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Patent Agent Tasks

  • 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.
  • Aid inventors and invention owners in obtaining a patent for their invention.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patent Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $93,102

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Key Stats for Patent Agent

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲42%

Experienced
▲29%

▲16%

National Average
$93,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Patent Agent Salaries

Engineering Design
▲8%

Technical Writing
▲1%

Biotechnology
▼0%

National Average
$93,000


Molecular Biology
▼1%

Patent Prosecution
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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