Patent Examiner Salary

A Patent Examiner earns an average salary of $87,401 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$65,553 - $141,663
MEDIAN: $87,400

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$63,815 - $143,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Patent Examiner Salaries

Technical Writing
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Legal Research
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%