How much does a Paralegal IV make in the United States? The average Paralegal IV salary in the United States is $110,306 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $99,471 and $121,112. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Paralegal IV Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Paralegal IV Salary $89,607 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Paralegal IV Salary $99,471 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Paralegal IV Salary $110,306 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Paralegal IV Salary $121,112 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Paralegal IV Salary $130,950 US January 26, 2024
25% $99,471 10% $89,607 90% $130,950 75% $121,112 $110,306 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Paralegal IV need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Attention to Detail: Executing and completing a task with a high level of accuracy.


Accounting: Creating financial statements and reports based on the summary of financial and business transactions.


Corporate Governance: Implementing rules, practices, and processes to effectively direct and manage a company to meet its missions and goals.

Attention to Detail 2.53%
Accounting 1.34%
Corporate Governance 0.89%
Others 95.24%

Job Description for Paralegal IV

Paralegal IV assists and supports attorneys with research and document preparation for court proceedings and legal transactions. Utilizes a variety of sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes to research and analyze legal topics. Being a Paralegal IV drafts and edits legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, motions, and contracts. Conducts fact-finding, data collection, and analysis used to prepare statements and arguments. Additionally, Paralegal IV assists attorneys with depositions, interviews, discovery, and investigations. Manages, organizes, and archives documents with software tools and technology. Applies specialized legal terminology appropriately in documents. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically requires Paralegal Certification. Typically reports to an attorney. The Paralegal IV work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. To be a Paralegal IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Paralegal IV

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Paralegal IV, the upper level is Paralegal V and then progresses to Paralegal Supervisor.

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Paralegal IV salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Paralegal IV, the highest Paralegal IV salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Paralegal IV salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Paralegal IV salary is in Miami, FL, where the Paralegal IV salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
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