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Patent Examiner Salary

A Patent Examiner earns an average salary of $92,401 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.

$62,865 - $142,507
(Median)
$63K
$92K
$140K
MEDIAN: $92,401
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$62,865 - $142,507  
   
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$0.00 - $11,693  
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$64,210 - $148,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 66%

Experienced
up arrow 50%

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

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
28%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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