Entry-Level Patent Attorney Salary

Salaries for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys are generous, with average pay above six figures ($118K) per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys runs from $76K to $175K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Patent Attorneys, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Patent Attorneys survey respondents are men (79 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,359 - $166,136
$72K
$120K
$170K
MEDIAN: $117,106
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$25.43 - $78.61
$36
MEDIAN: $36.11
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$0$175K
Salary $72,359 - $166,136
Bonus $995 - $20,377
Profit Sharing $2,439 - $14,360
Commission $7,500
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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$73,426 - $175,185
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 184
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $36.11
Annual Data $0$175K
Bonus $995 - $20,377
Commission $7,500
Profit Sharing $2,439 - $14,360
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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$73,426 - $175,185
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Key Stats for Patent Attorney

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 9%