Average Patent Agent Salary

$99,893
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,779
Bonus
$7,500
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The average salary for a Patent Agent is $99,893.
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$62k
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$148k
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What Do Patent Agents Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Patent Agent

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patent Agent

The top respondents for the job title Patent Agent are from the companies Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Power Integrations, Inc and Crane Co. Reported salaries are highest at Power Integrations, Inc where the average pay is $103,846. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Crane Co, earning around $103,010. Illinois Tool Works, Inc. pays the lowest at around $89,711. Faegre & Benson Llp also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $95,990.

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What Are Popular Skills for Patent Agents?

Skills in Intellectual Property (IP), Prosecution and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Portfolio Management and Technical Writing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Patent Agents?

An entry-level Patent Agent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $83,361 based on 56 salaries. An early career Patent Agent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,388 based on 210 salaries. A mid-career Patent Agent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,635 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Patent Agent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,220 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $130,000.
Employees with Patent Agent in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (26.1% more) and San Jose, California (20.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 431 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.0%
Early Career
48.7%
Mid Career
15.1%
Experienced
18.3%
Late Career
4.9%

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