Estate Planning Attorney Salary

The average salary for an Estate Planning Attorney is $74,615 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$47,640 - $123,953
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$48K
$75K
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MEDIAN: $74,614
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$47,640 - $123,953  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $15,547  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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$49,499 - $149,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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.

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Experience Affects Estate Planning Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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