Patent Examiner Salary (United States)

A Patent Examiner earns an average salary of $92,401 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Patent Examiner Salary (?
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$61,825 - $150,280
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$61,825 - $150,280  
   
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$0.00 - $13,500  
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$63,795 - $154,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%
National Average
$92,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
35%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%