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Best states for a Patent Attorney

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We decided to bring you a list of the best states for jobs for Patent Attorneys, considering how big the profession is in the United States.

Patent Attorney positions are available in every area, but not all places are the same -- they do not offer the same wages, benefits, time off, etc.

We wanted to look at where Patent Attorneys have it the best -- where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

District of Columbia is the best state for jobs for Patent Attorneys, and Kentucky is the worst.

The most common pay in District of Columbia is $164,247, while the median pay in Kentucky is $77,317.

We found that District of Columbia is the best state for Patent Attorney jobs, whereas Kentucky is the worst.

The 10 Best States in America For Patent Attorneys in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. Texas
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Connecticut
  7. Illinois
  8. Alaska
  9. Nevada
  10. Washington
  • (129 jobs)
  • (656 jobs)
  • (256 jobs)
  • (259 jobs)
  • (89 jobs)
  • (41 jobs)
  • (175 jobs)
  • (21 jobs)
  • (18 jobs)
  • (131 jobs)

We found that District of Columbia is the best state for Patent Attorneys, and California is also high in terms of median salary.

Our calculations are based on higher annual income for Patent Attorney jobs, and having plenty of job openings as well.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Patent Attorneys.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Patent Attorneys in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
129 $164,248 $125,000 $215,000 5.34
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in District of Columbia

2. California

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
656 $160,420 $125,000 $205,000 1.65
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in California

3. New York

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
256 $143,897 $109,000 $188,000 1.58
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in New York

4. Texas

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
259 $127,360 $97,000 $166,000 1.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Texas

5. Massachusetts

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
89 $141,848 $108,000 $186,000 0.87
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Massachusetts

6. Connecticut

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
41 $129,190 $98,000 $169,000 1.05
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Connecticut

7. Illinois

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
175 $126,408 $96,000 $165,000 1.18
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Illinois

8. Alaska

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
21 $111,505 $85,000 $146,000 3.74
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Alaska

9. Nevada

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
18 $121,636 $92,000 $159,000 0.82
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Nevada

10. Washington

Total Patent Attorney Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
131 $115,432 $88,000 $151,000 1.46
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Patent Attorney Jobs in Washington

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Patent Attorney

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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