Patent Examiner Salary (United States)

A Patent Examiner earns an average salary of $86,411 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Patent Examiner Total Pay (?
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$65,260 - $149,204
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MEDIAN: $86,411
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National Salary Data

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$65,260 - $149,204  
   
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$0.00 - $14,617  
Total Pay (?
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$65,496 - $154,727  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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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Washington
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$89,000
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Experience Affects Patent Examiner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 60%
Mid-Career
up arrow 31%
National Average
$89,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
37%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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