Patent Adviser - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Patent Adviser"How much does a Patent Adviser in the federal government get paid? $144,199.63* *Based on the 2020 average.
Patent Adviser was the 514th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 8 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Patent Adviser, with an average salary of $148,434.
Government Patent Adviser jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Patent Adviser job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions involving professional scientific or engineering work, and, in addition, legal work pertaining to the analysis of inventions and the evaluation of the patentability thereof. This entails preparing and prosecuting applications for patents; preparing and presenting briefs and arguments and prosecuting appeals and interferences before the Patent Office; making infringement investigations, and rendering opinions on the validity of patents, in order to protect the Government's interest in such inventions.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Patent Adviser
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Agricultural Research Service||6||$148,433.83|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||2||$131,497.00|
Patent Adviser Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Patent Adviser is $144,199.63. The highest paid Patent Adviser made $170,800 in 2020.
Common Patent Adviser Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Patent Adviser Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||8|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||1200 COPYRIGHT, PATENT, AND TRADEMARK GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Patent Advisor jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|History||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Forestry Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Irrigation System Operation||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Educational Therapist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Labor Management Relations Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Patent Adviser Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Patent Adviser was $107,214. Since then, the average pay has increased to $144,200 in 2020.
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