Patent Examiner

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October 30, 2016

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Patent Examiner 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.

Patent Examiner Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Patent Examiner is $84500 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $127661. The lowest salary reported was $66150. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Patent Examiner is $42.02 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $63.48. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $32.89. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Patent Examiner are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $5000 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Patent Examiner. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Virginia – $69,944 – $114,379

These are the highest paying cities for a Patent Examiner. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Alexandria, Virginia –
Washington, District of Columbia –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Patent Examiner from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $84500 while in 2007 it was just $78363.82

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 95% of Patent Examiners were males while 5% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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