Patent Attorney Salary in the US

$140,570
per year
per month
$11,710
per month
per year
Bonus
$16,500/year
Bonus
$1,370/month

Patent Attorney - Average Salary

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $140,570 per year ($11,710 per month), which is $87,080 (+163%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Patent Attorney can expect an average starting salary of $83,540. The highest salaries can exceed $215,750.
$83,540
Low
$140,570
Average salary
$215,750
High
$6,960
Low
$11,710
Average salary
$17,980
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$3,000
$129,400
$261,750
Salary$83,540 - 215,750
Bonus$3,000 - 46,000
Total Pay$86,540 - 261,750
$250
$10,780
$21,810
Salary$6,960 - 17,980
Bonus$250 - 3,830
Total Pay$7,210 - 21,810

Patent Attorney Salary Range

Low
$83,540
Average salary
$140,570
Experienced
$175,800
High
$215,750
Low
$6,960
Average salary
$11,710
Experienced
$14,650
High
$17,980

Patent Attorney - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney$12,530/month
+7% 
Chemistry Patent Attorney$12,300/month
+5% 
Entry Level Patent Attorney$8,080/month
 -31%

Patent Attorney - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Patent Attorney with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $97,450 per year. A mid career Patent Attorney with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $124,670, while an experienced Patent Attorney with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $163,780. Patent Attorneys with more than 20 years of experience earn $172,380 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Patent Attorney

Late Career▲ +23%
Experienced▲ +17%
Average Salary$140,570/year
Mid Career▼ -11%
Entry Level▼ -31%

Gender Breakdown

Female
25%
Male
75%

Patent Attorney - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Patent Attorney jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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