Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Patent Counsel make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$171,019 / yrTotal Pay
$133,190 / yrBase Pay
$37,830 / yrAdditional Pay

$171,019

 / yr
$99K$302K
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The estimated total pay for a Patent Counsel is $171,019 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $133,190 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 $37,830 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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Related Job Titles

For Patent Counsel

Some related job titles are Intellectual Property Attorney Salaries with median pay of $131,952, IP Counsel Salaries with median pay of $179,969, Patent Agent/Patent Agent Salaries with median pay of $164,744, Patent Engineer Salaries with median pay of $123,724.

Top Paying Companies

For a Patent Counsel in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Patent Counsel in United States. Employers include Qualcomm, Aurora Innovation and Koch Industries.

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Qualcomm
Qualcomm
$201,101/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Patent Counsel in United States

The top 3 paying industries for a Patent Counsel in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $198,213, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $194,036 and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $183,595.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$198,213

    2% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$194,036

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$183,595

    6% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Patent Counsel are Qualcomm, Aurora Innovation, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise | HPE.

QualcommQualcomm$201,101/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Legal?

The legal field is expected to see continued demand to meet increased regulatory and tax compliance needs in the future. Employees will increasingly work with artificial intelligence and automated services, with workers shifting towards advisory roles rather than document review. Companies are expected to shift more work to in-house legal staff and away from law firm partnerships due to the high cost of outside counsel. Most work in the field requires higher education and offers above-median pay.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Patent Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$87,500

/yr

$80K | $8K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Patent Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$68,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
IP Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$79,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Patent Counsel

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$300,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
IP Docket Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$72,500

/yr

$70K | $3K

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Patent Prosecution Specialist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$93,000

/yr

$87K | $6K

Submitted 2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Patent Attorney

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$144,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
IP Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$81,000

/yr

$73K | $8K

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago

Patent Counsel pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Patent Counsel is $133,190 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Patent Counsel salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 34 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Patent Counsel employees.

The highest salary for a Patent Counsel in United States is $232,820 per year.

The lowest salary for a Patent Counsel in United States is $77,250 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Patent Counsel or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Patent Counsel.