Average Patent Examiner Salary

$99,845
Avg. Salary
$4,949
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The average salary for a Patent Examiner is $99,845.
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$61k
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$100k
90%
$132k
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$61k - $132k
Bonus
$998 - $10k
Total Pay
$61k - $136k

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Job Description for Patent Examiner

Patent Examiner 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 Examiner

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Popular Skills for Patent Examiner

Skills in Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Legal Research and Technical Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Patent Examiner

An entry-level Patent Examiner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,519 based on 7 salaries. An early career Patent Examiner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,281 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Patent Examiner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,765 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Patent Examiner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,472 based on 15 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 70 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.0%
Early Career
34.3%
Mid Career
34.3%
Experienced
21.4%

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