Patent Agent Salary

A Patent Agent earns an average salary of $91,988 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$62,914 - $139,396
$63K
$97K
$140K
MEDIAN: $96,866
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50%
90%

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$34.39 - $93.60
$42
MEDIAN: $42.00
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$0$147K
Salary $62,914 - $139,396
Bonus $25.00 - $15,126
Profit Sharing $993 - $34,255
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$63,910 - $147,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
Hourly Data $0$93
Hourly Rate $42.00
Overtime $42.00
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $25.00 - $15,126
Profit Sharing $993 - $34,255
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$63,910 - $147,331
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Patent Agent

Inventors looking to obtain protection for their innovations employ patent practitioners, otherwise known as patent agents, for assistance with the patent application process. Certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent agents help prospective inventors navigate the complex requirements of patent application.

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Patent Agent Tasks

  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions.
  • Draft and prosecute patent application for invention.
  • Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patent Agent

Pay by Experience for a Patent Agent has a positive trend. An entry-level Patent Agent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 157 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patent Agent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Patent Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 35 salaries. A Patent Agent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,407

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Key Stats for Patent Agent

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲22%

▲9%

National Average
$98,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Patent Agent Salaries

Engineering Design
▲3%

National Average
$98,000

Technical Writing
▼4%

Biotechnology
▼5%


Molecular Biology
▼7%

Patent Prosecution
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 8%