Paralegal III Salary in the United States

How much does a Paralegal III make in the United States? The average Paralegal III salary in the United States is $76,861 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $68,774 and $85,534. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Paralegal III assists and supports attorneys with research or due diligence. Researches and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes. Being a Paralegal III prepares legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, etc. May direct the work of clerical or other support staff. Has a strong understanding of technical legal terminology. Additionally, Paralegal III typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to an attorney. Typically requires paralegal certification. The Paralegal III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Paralegal III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Paralegal II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Paralegal III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Paralegal IV

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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