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Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Patent Attorney make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$131,457 / yrTotal Pay
$114,603 / yrBase Pay
$16,854 / yrAdditional Pay

$131,457

 / yr
$70K$350K
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The estimated total pay for a Patent Attorney is $131,457 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $114,603 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $16,854 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Patent Attorney?

Some related job titles are Associate Patent Attorney Salaries with median pay of $123,617, Chief Patent Counsel Salaries with median pay of $148,741, Intellectual Property Salaries with median pay of $105,337, IP Attorney Salaries with median pay of $142,074.

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IBM
4.1

IBM

Patent Attorney

$147,664

 /yr
Range: $101K - $157K

$101K

$157K

$100,596 - $156,810 Range

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Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
4.2

$190,905

 /yr
Range: $139K - $365K

$139K

$365K

$138,716 - $365,453 Range

US Patent and Trademark Office
3.7

$185,257

 /yr
Range: $75K - $341K

$75K

$341K

$75,000 - $340,501 Range

Hinshaw & Culbertson
3.5

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Patent Attorney

$119,933

 /yr
Range: $115K - $167K

$115K

$167K

$114,795 - $167,159 Range

Armstrong Teasdale
3.4

Armstrong Teasdale

Patent Attorney

$171,435

 /yr
Range: $145K - $257K

$145K

$257K

$145,222 - $256,710 Range

Harness Dickey & Pierce
3.3

$157,325

 /yr
Range: $119K - $382K

$119K

$382K

$118,684 - $381,540 Range

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
4.1

$311,895

 /yr
Range: $254K - $335K

$254K

$335K

$253,817 - $335,155 Range

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Novartis
4.1

Novartis

Patent Attorney

$222,322

 /yr
Range: $200K - $244K

$200K

$244K

$200,000 - $243,787 Range

BlackBerry
3.6

BlackBerry

Patent Attorney

$228,390

 /yr
Range: $218K - $260K

$218K

$260K

$218,159 - $260,291 Range

Cantor Colburn
3.2

Cantor Colburn

Patent Attorney

$230,491

 /yr
Range: $209K - $315K

$209K

$315K

$208,656 - $315,293 Range

Lee Hayes
4.2

Lee Hayes

Patent Attorney

$188,990

 /yr
Range: $131K - $336K

$131K

$336K

$130,636 - $335,606 Range

Fletcher Yoder Law
4.3

Fletcher Yoder Law

Patent Attorney

$193,081

 /yr
Range: $147K - $219K

$147K

$219K

$146,915 - $219,069 Range

Toler Law Group
3.9

Toler Law Group

Patent Attorney

$83,079

 /yr
Range: $48K - $155K

$48K

$155K

$47,698 - $154,556 Range

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
4.1

$144,547

 /yr
Range: $140K - $147K

$140K

$147K

$139,671 - $146,915 Range

GE
4.0

GE

Patent Attorney

$137,244

 /yr
Range: $99K - $189K

$99K

$189K

$99,489 - $188,686 Range

Fish & Richardson
3.9

Fish & Richardson

Patent Attorney

$271,178

 /yr
Range: $249K - $370K

$249K

$370K

$249,284 - $369,735 Range

Hewlett-Packard
3.3

Hewlett-Packard

Patent Attorney

$153,854

 /yr
Range: $152K - $177K

$152K

$177K

$151,606 - $176,792 Range

Thomson Reuters
3.7

Thomson Reuters

Patent Attorney

$145,191

 /yr
Range: $145K - $163K

$145K

$163K

$144,650 - $163,346 Range

Motorola Solutions
3.9

Motorola Solutions

Patent Attorney

$166,847

 /yr
Range: $165K - $253K

$165K

$253K

$164,696 - $253,473 Range

RGP
4.0

RGP

Patent Attorney

$166,767

 /yr
Range: $156K - $179K

$156K

$179K

$156,172 - $179,459 Range

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$250,000

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9 days ago by a Patent Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Patent Attorney with 4 to 6 years of experience

$89,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Trademark Examining Attorney with 1 to 3 years of experience

$32

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11 days ago by a IP Specialist with 7 to 9 years of experience

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$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Patent Attorney with 10 to 14 years of experience

$40,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Patent Attorney with more than 15 years of experience

$55,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

18 days ago by a IP Docket Specialist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$53,000

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24 days ago by a Intellectual Property Coordinator with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Patent Attorney salaries

The national average salary for a Patent Attorney is $167,246 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Patent Attorney salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 279 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Patent Attorney employees.

The highest salary for a Patent Attorney in United States is $262,818 per year.

The lowest salary for a Patent Attorney in United States is $106,428 per year.

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