$96,305
Avg. Salary
$40.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,572

Bonus

$6,500

Profit Sharing

$33,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Patent Agent is $40.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Patent Agent is $96,305 per year.

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MEDIAN $96,305
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$0$151K
Salary $63,802 - $143,956
Bonus $1,000 - $19,000
Profit Sharing $1,030 - $29,361
Commission $33,000
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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$64,404 - $151,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 459
Hourly Data $0$107
Hourly Rate $19.00 - $108
Overtime $51.00
Annual Data $0$151K
Bonus $1,000 - $19,000
Commission $33,000
Profit Sharing $1,030 - $29,361
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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$64,404 - $151,919
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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.

Patent Agent Job Listings

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

-1%

-11%

National Average: $97,950

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Patent Agents, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Patent Agents will also find cushy salaries in Palo Alto (+21 percent) and Seattle (+20 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Patent Agent's salary, with Minneapolis Patent Agents earning salaries that are 31 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Los Angeles and 12 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Patent Agent

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

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Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲23%

▲10%

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
▼6%

Patent Prosecution
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 7%