The highest average salaries go to Human Resources Consultants, who bring in close to $72K annually, though Software Developers are not far behind at about $70K along with Human Resources Generalists ($60K) and Customer Service Supervisors (around $60K). On the lower end are Payroll Specialists at approximately $39K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K per year) can be spotted in Glenview, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio ($71K), Portland, Ore. (approximately $69K), and New York, N.Y. (around $66K) are the next top-paying cities. Nashville, Tenn. ranks low on the pay scale — at about $50K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; salaries there average to $74K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $49K per year on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $57K annually. The largest slice of the Paychex, Inc. workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Human Resources Professionals have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $72K annually. Becoming a Senior Human Resources Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $70K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS); Paychex, Inc. awards approximately $83K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Employee Relations seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $69K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, roughly one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management.
Benefits and Perks
Two in five respondents receive paid vacation, and only 29 percent get sick leave. Paychex, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a fair number of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Perks also include life insurance, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and flexible hours.