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Patent Examiner Salary

A Patent Examiner earns an average salary of $86,911 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$66,071 - $134,810
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $86,911
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$66,071 - $134,810  
   
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$0.00 - $11,693  
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$66,338 - $143,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Patent Examiner

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Patent Examiner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 53%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%