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Entry-Level Patent Attorney Salary

Entry-Level Patent Attorneys enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($117K) annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys stretch from $69K on the lower end to $172K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $21K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. There are far more male Entry-Level Patent Attorneys survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$69,446 - $158,459
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $114,382
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$20.13 - $195.74
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,446 - $158,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,589  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $15,205  
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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$68,837 - $171,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $195.74  
   
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.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,589  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $15,205  
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).
)
$68,837 - $171,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 11%