Entry-Level Patent Attorney Salary

Generous salaries abound for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys , with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Incomes of Entry-Level Patent Attorneys vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $21K cause paychecks to spread between $70K on the low end and $175K on the high end. The vast majority (87 percent) of Entry-Level Patent Attorneys who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Entry-Level Patent Attorneys enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$70,399 - $160,711
(Median)
$70K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,159
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$20.00 - $196.53
(Median)
$20
$49
$200
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,399 - $160,711  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,700  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $20,134  
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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$70,283 - $174,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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 - $20,700  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $20,134  
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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$70,283 - $174,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%
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