The average salary for patent attorneys in the United States is about $136,206 annually, as of 2014. The median pay for patent attorneys is about $129,500 annually, according to Payscale.com.
A patent attorney is a specialized attorney who can obtain patents for his clients, provide advice and services related to patents, and ensure the patents comply with standard regulations and infringement rights. According to Payscale, patent attorneys also work with federal patent examiners to discuss and solve any problems related to infringement and patents. The average starting pay for patent attorneys is around $78,619 per year, with opportunities for extra-salary bonuses.