The average salary for a Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) is $89,474 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Total Pay (?
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$54,396 - $130,640
(Median)
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130K
MEDIAN: $89,474
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Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Total Pay (?
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$13.02 - $125.00
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,396 - $130,640  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $20,645  
Profit Sharing
$1,538 - $10,050  
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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$56,232 - $142,162  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $125.00  
   
Overtime
$38.71 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,014 - $20,645  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,538 - $10,050  
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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$56,232 - $142,162  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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Job Description for Patent Agent (Non-Attorney)
  • Draft and prosecute patent application for invention.
  • Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention.
  • Aid inventors and invention owners in obtaining a patent for their invention.
  • Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions.

Experience Affects Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$92,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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