The average salary for an Estate Planning Attorney is $76,273 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$48,807 - $116,535
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$76K
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MEDIAN: $76,273
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Salary
$48,807 - $116,535  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$48,961 - $122,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Estate Planning Attorney

Estate planning attorneys are lawyers who specialize in helping individuals and families plan for how assets, money, and debt will be discharged upon the deaths of persons within the family. They typically help people to write wills and also provide witnesses and oversight to ensure the document holds up in probate court if challenged. The job also involves finding ways to shelter inheritances from tax obligations and achieving desired outcomes, such as trusts and charitable donations, which conform to the wishes of an individual's estate.

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Pay by Experience Level for Estate Planning Attorney

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Estate Planning Attorney

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Estate Planning Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 93%

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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