Entry-Level Patent Attorney Salary

Compensation for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($116K). In the world of Entry-Level Patent Attorneys, overall income ranges from $69K near the bottom to $174K at the top; this can include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The vast majority of Entry-Level Patent Attorneys (87 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Entry-Level Patent Attorneys claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$69,913 - $159,502
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$70K
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$160K
MEDIAN: $115,572
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$20.00 - $196.53
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MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,913 - $159,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,960  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $20,273  
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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$69,107 - $173,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $196.53  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $20,273  
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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$69,107 - $173,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%