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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 per year. Your experience level influences pay for Paychex, Inc. workers the most, followed by your role at the company and your city. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Paychex, Inc.
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About This Company

Rochester, New York 14625


Engineering and management services, Business process outsourcing

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Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $58K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $44K per year.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Human Resources Consultants, Senior Human Resources Generalists, Software Developers, and Human Resources Generalists; while the first receives the highest median pay at $71K annually, the other salaries come in at about $64K, $57K, and $54K, respectively. Earning only $36K on average, Outside Sales Representatives make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($71K per year) can be spotted in Providence, R.I.; the company's headquarter city of Rochester, N.Y. ($62K), Atlanta, Ga. (approximately $60K), and Seattle, Wash. (about $59K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of St. Louis, Mo. — at around $38K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to about $64K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Health Insurance Agents earn approximately $71K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Senior Human Resources Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of around $59K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Paychex, Inc. awards $68K to these degree-holders.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be C#; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $78K per year. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; roughly an eighth of Paychex, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Customer Service, Project Management, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of workers receiving paid vacation and 35 percent receiving paid sick days. To plan for old age, almost all workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all employees, and almost all respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Paychex, Inc.


49 %
51 %
$36,928 - $71,034
$36,577 - $80,844
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 31 votes.
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