How much does a Top Patent Attorney make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Top Patent Attorney in the United States is $135 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $113 and $155. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Top Patent Attorney Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $93 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $113 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $135 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $155 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $174 US May 28, 2024
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Computer Science 2.62%
Cell Biology 0.98%
Others 89.73%
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Job Description for Top Patent Attorney

Top Patent Attorney plans and directs all aspects of an organization's patent related legal issues. Provides patent expertise to other departments where needed. Being a Top Patent Attorney demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, Top Patent Attorney requires admittance to a state bar. Typically reports to top management. The Top Patent Attorney manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top Patent Attorney typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Top Patent Attorney salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Top Patent Attorney, the highest Top Patent Attorney salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Top Patent Attorney salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Top Patent Attorney salary is in Miami, FL, where the Top Patent Attorney salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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