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Patent Analyst Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about patent analyst demographics? We analyzed 222 patent analysts resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Patent Analyst Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as patent analysts. Keep reading to find out what the results for patent analysts were.

Patent Analyst Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among patent analysts is White, which makes up 80.2% of all patent analysts. Comparatively, there are 6.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 5.5% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 80.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.7%
  • Black or African American, 5.5%
  • Asian, 5.5%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Patent Analysts

The chart below shows that 22.2% of patent analysts speak Chinese. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Korean at 22.2% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 11.1%.

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  • Chinese, 22.2%
  • Korean, 22.2%
  • Japanese, 11.1%
  • French, 11.1%
  • German, 5.6%
  • Other, 27.8%

Most Common Degree for Patent Analyst

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for patent analysts. The most common degree for patent analysts is bachelor's degree. In fact, 64% of patent analysts earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 18% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 14%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 64%
  • Masters degree, 18%
  • Doctorate degree, 14%
  • Associate degree, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

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Patent Analyst Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among patent analysts.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Patent Analyst Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the patent analyst position over time.


Patent Analyst Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of patent analysts changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of patent analysts based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Patent Analyst

By looking over 222 patent analysts resumes, we figured out that the average patent analyst enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Patent Analyst Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of patent analyst employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of patent analysts is 40+ years old, which represents 63% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Patent Analysts with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, patent attorney and patent examiner have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Veteran Appeals Reviewer15%76%
Magistrate Assistant17%78%
Patent Analyst60%28%
Trial Lawyer70%27%
Patent Examiner72%21%
Patent Attorney72%19%
Patent Attorney
Patent Examiner
Trial Lawyer
Patent Analyst
Magistrate Assistant
Veteran Appeals Reviewer

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How Much Do Women Make Compared To Men As Patent Analyst?

Male Income
Female Income

Patent Analyst Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Patent Analyst Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Doctorate Degree$88,452
Master's Degree$92,678

Patent Analyst Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Patent Analyst Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a patent analyst can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of patent analysts is $69,961. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Patent Analysts Earn The Most?

The map here shows where patent analysts earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Patent Analyst Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ patent analysts. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most patent analysts is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire patent analysts.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Patent Analyst Work In

Employees with the patent analyst job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most patent analysts prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ patent analysts. Those industries include technology, professional and education.

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