Entry-Level Patent Attorney Salary

Compensation for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($117K). Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $21K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Patent Attorneys can bottom out near $73K or peak near $171K depending on individual performance. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Entry-Level Patent Attorneys who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$71,148 - $162,573
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MEDIAN: $116,626
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$25.17 - $89.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$71,148 - $162,573  
   
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,724  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,261  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$72,956 - $171,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$25.17 - $89.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,016 - $20,724  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,261  
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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$72,956 - $171,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Key Stats for Patent Attorney

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
16%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 11%
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