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How Much Does a Patent Agent Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$62,000
$34,000
$62,000
$113,000
Patent agents in the United States make an average salary of $62,282 per year or $29.94 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level patent agent salary is roughly $34,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $113,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, professional, and automotive companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, New York, Massachusetts, Texas, and New Jersey provide the highest patent agent salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$123,025
Boston, MA
$116,688
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Where Patent Agents Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where patent agents earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Patent Agents Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, New York and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for patent agents. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Montana, Maine, and Indiana.
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range95k - 190k$135k$135,210

New York, NY

Salary Range84k - 178k$123k$123,025

Boston, MA

Salary Range80k - 169k$117k$116,688

Austin, TX

Salary Range77k - 163k$112k$112,274

Washington, DC

Salary Range73k - 153k$106k$106,014

Portland, OR

Salary Range66k - 133k$95k$94,619

Vancouver, WA

Salary Range66k - 133k$94k$94,294

Chicago, IL

Salary Range64k - 134k$93k$93,114

Denver, CO

Salary Range63k - 132k$91k$91,456

McLean, VA

Salary Range62k - 132k$91k$91,359
$48k
$190k

High Paying Patent Agent Jobs

Which Companies Pay Patent Agents The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Baker McKenzie and Dechert as they offer the highest salaries for patent agents.
Company
Average Salary
Baker McKenzie
Salary Range170k - 217k$193k$192,744
Dechert
Salary Range129k - 173k$150k$149,645
Genentech
Salary Range124k - 158k$141k$140,601
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
Salary Range112k - 156k$133k$132,866
McDermott Will & Emery
Salary Range108k - 152k$128k$128,430
Apple
Salary Range107k - 145k$125k$124,756
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Salary Range105k - 142k$123k$122,736
Perkins Coie
Salary Range94k - 127k$110k$109,525
Sorrento Therapeutics
Salary Range91k - 125k$107k$107,092
Fenwick & West
Salary Range85k - 118k$101k$100,663
$66k
$217k

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    How Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

    The salary for a patent agent can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $85,000
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    10/31/2019
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    $100,000
    $100,000
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    09/30/2019
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    $100,000
    $100,000
    09/30/2019
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    Boston, MA
    Boston, MA
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    $137,500
    $137,500
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    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
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    $170,000
    $170,000
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    Dallas, TX
    Dallas, TX
    06/11/2019
    06/11/2019
    $95,000
    $95,000
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    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    04/30/2019
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    $150,000
    $150,000
    04/30/2019
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    Palo Alto, CA
    Palo Alto, CA
    04/17/2019
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    $217,000
    $217,000
    04/17/2019
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    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    03/25/2019
    03/25/2019
    $75,000
    $75,000
    03/25/2019
    Eschweiler & Potashnik, LLC
    Eschweiler & Potashnik, LLC
    Patent Agent
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    Patent Agent
    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland, OH
    03/25/2019
    03/25/2019
    $75,000
    $75,000
    03/25/2019