How much does a Patent Attorney make?

Updated Jun 10, 2021

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$164,138 /yr
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252 salaries

$104K

Low

$164K

Average

$258K

High

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The national average salary for a Patent Attorney is $164,138 in United States. Filter by location to see Patent Attorney salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 252 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Patent Attorney employees.

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IBM
3.9

IBM

Patent Attorney

$137,106

 /yr
Range: $72K - $145K
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$72K

$145K

$72,490 - $145,227 Range

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
4.1

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Patent Attorney

$171,397

 /yr
Range: $128K - $338K

$128K

$338K

$128,470 - $338,459 Range

Hinshaw & Culbertson
3.4

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Patent Attorney

$111,074

 /yr
Range: $106K - $155K

$106K

$155K

$106,315 - $154,812 Range

Armstrong Teasdale
3.5

Armstrong Teasdale

Patent Attorney

$158,772

 /yr
Range: $134K - $238K

$134K

$238K

$134,495 - $237,748 Range

US Patent and Trademark Office
3.6

US Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Attorney

$175,285

 /yr
Range: $89K - $315K

$89K

$315K

$89,458 - $315,350 Range

Harness Dickey & Pierce
3

Harness Dickey & Pierce

Patent Attorney

$141,936

 /yr
Range: $110K - $161K

$110K

$161K

$109,918 - $161,431 Range

Novartis
4.2

Novartis

Patent Attorney

$225,779

 /yr
Range: $188K - $249K

$188K

$249K

$187,897 - $249,065 Range

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BlackBerry
3.5

BlackBerry

Patent Attorney

$211,520

 /yr
Range: $202K - $241K

$202K

$241K

$202,045 - $241,064 Range

Toler Law Group
3.9

Toler Law Group

Patent Attorney

$78,199

 /yr
Range: $44K - $255K

$44K

$255K

$44,175 - $255,013 Range

Hewlett-Packard
3.3

Hewlett-Packard

Patent Attorney

$145,972

 /yr
Range: $140K - $164K

$140K

$164K

$140,408 - $163,733 Range

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE
4

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE

Patent Attorney

$133,870

 /yr
Range: $129K - $136K

$129K

$136K

$129,354 - $136,063 Range

PayPal
4.1

PayPal

Patent Attorney

$169,598

 /yr
Range: $143K - $201K

$143K

$201K

$143,396 - $200,578 Range

Fish & Richardson
3.6

Fish & Richardson

Patent Attorney

$251,147

 /yr
Range: $231K - $342K

$231K

$342K

$230,871 - $342,424 Range

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
3.8

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Patent Attorney

$292,926

 /yr
Range: $267K - $310K

$267K

$310K

$267,106 - $310,398 Range

Cantor Colburn
3.2

Cantor Colburn

Patent Attorney

$217,105

 /yr
Range: $202K - $292K

$202K

$292K

$201,789 - $292,004 Range

Lee Hayes
4.3

Lee Hayes

Patent Attorney

$160,375

 /yr
Range: $121K - $311K

$121K

$311K

$120,986 - $310,816 Range

Fletcher Yoder Law
4.3

Fletcher Yoder Law

Patent Attorney

$173,439

 /yr
Range: $136K - $203K

$136K

$203K

$136,063 - $202,887 Range

Maier & Maier
4.3

Maier & Maier

Patent Attorney

$119,059

 /yr
Range: $80K - $158K

$80K

$158K

$80,225 - $158,042 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Patent Attorney

$191,914

 /yr
Range: $186K - $208K

$186K

$208K

$186,274 - $208,187 Range

Thermo Fisher Scientific
3.8

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Patent Attorney

$154,566

 /yr
Range: $142K - $170K

$142K

$170K

$141,736 - $169,534 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Patent Attorney salaries

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $164,138 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 252 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Patent Attorney employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Patent Attorney in United States is $258,098 per year.

The lowest salary for a Patent Attorney in United States is $104,384 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent patent attorney salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$170,000
per year
A Patent Attorney in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $170,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$163,000
per year
A Registered Patent Attorney in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $163,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$120,000
per year
An Intellectual Property Attorney in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
$45
hourly
A Patent Law in the New Orleans, LA Area area reported making $45 per hour
Job Highlights
New Orleans, LA Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$225,000
per year
An IP Attorney in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $225,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$172,500
per year
A Patent Attorney in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $172,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$135,000
per year
A Patent Attorney in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $135,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private