Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary

The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills is $136,017 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$82,812 - $197,676
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MEDIAN: $136,017
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$30.20 - $297.99
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$82,812 - $197,676  
   
Bonus
$1,012 - $39,353  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $17,000  
Total Pay (?
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$80,614 - $210,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$30.20 - $297.99  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$1,012 - $39,353  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $17,000  
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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$80,614 - $210,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Pay by Experience Level for Patent Attorney

Pay by Experience for a Patent Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Patent Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patent Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $162,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Patent Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $182,000 based on 63 salaries. A Patent Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $144,381

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Key Stats for Patent Attorney

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Patent Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲26%

▲12%

National Average
$144,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 14%