Patent Agent

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October 30, 2016

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Patent Agent Job Description

Patent Agents (Non-Attorney) Aid inventors and invention owners in obtaining a patent for their invention. Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention. Draft and prosecute patent application for invention. Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes to prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.

Patent Agent Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Patent Agent is $95523 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $143861. The lowest salary reported was $49563. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Patent Agent is $47.5 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $71.54. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $24.65. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Patent Agent are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $100 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $3000 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Patent Agent. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $50,335 – $150,777
Georgia – $96,000 – $175,000
Illinois – $49,316 – $124,162
Massachusetts – $73,469 – $111,250
New York – $42,574 – $123,291
Texas – $52,349 – $159,920
Wisconsin – $78,604 – $122,051

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These are the highest paying cities for a Patent Agent. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Chicago, Illinois –
New York, New York –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Atlanta, Georgia –
Palo Alto, California –
Minneapolis, Minnesota –
St. Louis, Missouri –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Patent Agent from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $95523 while in 2007 it was just $88586.35

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 55% of Patent Agents were males while 45% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

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$52,160 – $132,312

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