Average Salary for Paychex, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Rochester, N.Y., engineering and management services company Paychex, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Human Resources Generalist to Software Developer. The median income for Paychex, Inc. employees is $53K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Paychex, Inc. employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Rochester, New York 14625


Engineering and management services, Business process outsourcing

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Performance Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $85K per year; Human Resources Consultants, Customer Service Supervisors, and Software Developers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $70K, $60K, and $57K, respectively. Paychex, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Payroll Specialists (around $39K on average).

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $58K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Paychex, Inc. employees (33 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $44K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $71K annually) can be spotted in Providence, R.I.; the company's headquarter city of Rochester, N.Y. ($64K), Atlanta, Ga. ($60K), and Nashville, Tenn. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $38K, St. Louis, Mo. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New Hampshire pays Paychex, Inc. the most — $73K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Health Insurance Agents earn about $71K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Senior Human Resources Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $62K per year on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Paychex, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $68K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $56K per year. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in eight of Paychex, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about one-half of employees receiving paid vacation and over a third of workers receiving sick leave. Almost all employees report contributing to a 401(k). Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of employees and dental coverage for a large number of survey participants. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

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$38,116 - $70,384
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