Estate Planning Attorney Salary

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

$47,867 - $119,772
$48K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,086
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$0$122K
Salary $47,867 - $119,772
Bonus $150.00 - $12,500
Profit Sharing $3,000
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$48,538 - $122,977
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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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

Pay by Experience for an Estate Planning Attorney has a positive trend. An entry-level Estate Planning Attorney with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Estate Planning Attorney with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Estate Planning Attorney which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 12 salaries. An Estate Planning Attorney with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Estate Planning Attorney

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Estate Planning Attorney Salaries

Late-Career
▲90%

Experienced
▲47%

Mid-Career
▲27%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 27%
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