Six-figure salaries are the norm for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys , with median pay hovering around $116K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $21K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $71K and hits $172K on the high end. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Patent Attorneys who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$69,630 - $162,039
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MEDIAN: $115,685
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$25.17 - $89.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$69,630 - $162,039  
   
Bonus
$1,024 - $20,856  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,866  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$70,861 - $172,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $89.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,024 - $20,856  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $19,866  
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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$70,861 - $172,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Key Stats for Patent Attorney

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
18%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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