Average Salary for Paychex, Inc. Employees

Based in Rochester, N.Y.,engineering and management services industry player Paychex, Inc. offers many employment opportunities, including Human Resources Generalist and Software Developer positions. Employees at Paychex, Inc. make $53K annually on average. Though your city and how long you've been working are influential salary factors for those at Paychex, Inc., what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Paychex, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Payroll Specialist (19)
$28,984 - $47,111  
[-]Payroll Specialist (19)
Salary$29,803 - $53,285  
Bonus$0.00 - $1,973  
Total Pay$28,984 - $47,111  
[+]Software Developer (8)
$42,929 - $93,124  
[+]Software Developer (8)
Salary$41,901 - $85,740  
Bonus$463.95 - $9,176  
Total Pay$42,929 - $93,124  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (6)
$38,733 - $75,189  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (6)
Salary$39,857 - $71,550  
Bonus$420.03 - $5,600  
Total Pay$38,733 - $75,189  
[+]Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist (4)
$44,946 - $82,597  
[+]Senior Human Resources (HR) Generalist (4)
Salary$46,569 - $79,638  
Bonus$536 - $5,349  
Total Pay$44,946 - $82,597  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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About This Company

Rochester, New York 14625


Engineering and management services, Business process outsourcing

paychex, Paychex Inc

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Performance Engineers, Human Resources Consultants, Senior Human Resources Generalists, and Software Developers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $85K, the other salaries come in at $65K, around $61K, and $57K, respectively. Outside Sales Representatives make about $36K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


Median pay is highest in Sacramento (approximately $83K per year), followed by Atlanta (about $60K), the company's headquarter city of Rochester ($55K), and Portland ($55K). On the lower end is St. Louis at $36K. Across Paychex, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home approximately $64K annually.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $44K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns $56K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Senior Human Resources Professionals earn about $64K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Licensed Health Insurance Agent certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $60K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting & Finance; Paychex, Inc. awards $66K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $57K. A common skill in Paychex, Inc.'s work force is Employee Relations; approximately one-tenth of survey participants report using it on the job. A typical employee's toolkit also contains Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, Paychex, Inc. does compensate slightly more than half of workers for vacation days, but only about two-fifths of workers can take paid time off due to illness. Almost all workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Paychex, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and stock options.

Key Stats for Paychex, Inc.


50 %
50 %
$34,717 - $71,690
$36,328 - $79,886
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

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