A Patent Examiner earns an average salary of $78,738 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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$59,482 - $149,002
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MEDIAN: $78,737
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$59,482 - $149,002  
   
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$0.00 - $14,740  
Total Pay (?
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$59,482 - $150,553  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 28%
National Average
$80,000
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Experience Affects Patent Examiner Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 85%
Mid-Career
up arrow 42%
National Average
$80,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
41%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None:
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