US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Examiner Salaries

Updated Aug 4, 2021

$85,321

/yr

Base Pay Average

527 Salaries

$59K$171K

Additional Pay Average:

$4,069

Low

High

$4,069 Avg

Cash Bonus

Reported in 46 salaries

$4$36K
$4 - $35,830 Range

$14,415 Avg

Stock Bonus

Reported in 2 salaries

$2K$27K
$1,830 - $27,000 Range

$2,423 Avg

Profit Sharing

Reported in 1 salaries

$2K$2K
$2,423 - $2,423 Range
Commission Sharing, Tips have not been reported for this role

How much does a Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office make?

The typical US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Examiner salary is $85,321 per year. Patent Examiner salaries at US Patent and Trademark Office can range from $58,957 - $171,497 per year. This estimate is based upon 527 US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Examiner salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office can expect to make an average total pay of $86,713 per year.

$86,713

Total Pay Average

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Patent Examiner Salaries by Demographic

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Salaries Submitted
Average Base Pay (USD)
Men
6 salaries

$83,315

/yr
Gender Not Reported
243 salaries

$96,582

/yr
Women
Not enough salaries reported
Non-Binary
Not enough salaries reported

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US Patent and Trademark Office Salary FAQs

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