$98,384
Avg. Salary
$39.31
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,620

Bonus

$6,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Patent Agent with Intellectual Property (IP) skills is $39.31 per hour.

The average pay for a Patent Agent with Intellectual Property (IP) skills is $98,384 per year.

$27.50
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$42.00
90%
MEDIAN $39.31
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50%
$147k
90%
MEDIAN $98,384
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MEDIAN: $98,384
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$0$156K
Salary $66,631 - $147,360
Bonus $750 - $19,779
Profit Sharing $1,014 - $14,758
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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$67,374 - $156,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 300
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $39.31
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$156K
Bonus $750 - $19,779
Profit Sharing $1,014 - $14,758
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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$67,374 - $156,421
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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 96 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 $104,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Patent Agent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 21 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 $120,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Patent Agent

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Experienced
▲22%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$100,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 7%