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Average Salary for Paychex, Inc. Employees

Based in Rochester, New York, 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 per year on average. At Paychex, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though where you live and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Paychex, Inc. typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Paychex, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Payroll Specialist (19)
$28,984 - $47,111  
[-]Payroll Specialist (19)
Salary$29,750 - $52,564  
Bonus$0.00 - $1,973  
Total Pay$28,984 - $47,111  
[+]Software Developer (8)
$42,632 - $91,445  
[+]Software Developer (8)
Salary$42,295 - $85,821  
Bonus$521 - $8,713  
Total Pay$42,632 - $91,445  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (6)
$38,471 - $75,947  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (6)
Salary$39,561 - $71,912  
Bonus$420.63 - $5,463  
Total Pay$38,471 - $75,947  
[+]Administrative Assistant (4)
$22,776 - $47,864  
[+]Administrative Assistant (4)
Salary$22,530 - $40,726  
Bonus$94.64 - $3,370  
Total Pay$22,776 - $47,864  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Paychex, Inc. Details

Rochester, New York 14625


Engineering and management services, Business process outsourcing

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The highest paychecks go to Performance Engineers, who earn about $85K, closely trailed by Human Resources Consultants ($65K), Senior Human Resources Generalists (approximately $61K), and Software Developers ($57K). Earning only around $36K, Outside Sales Representatives make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($83K annually) can be spotted in Sacramento; Atlanta (about $60K), the company's headquarter city of Rochester ($55K), and Portland (approximately $55K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $36K) in St. Louis, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Paychex, Inc. employee makes $64K per year.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $44K. By and large, the biggest segment of Paychex, Inc.'s workforce (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and take home $56K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Senior Human Resources Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $64K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Licensed Health Insurance Agents also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $60K per year. Paychex, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting & Finance — these employees rake in approximately $66K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $57K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Employee Relations; approximately one-tenth deem it necessary for work. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Customer Relations.

Benefits and Perks

A little more than half of workers do get paid time off for vacation, but only two in five workers get paid sick time. Nearly all workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. At Paychex, Inc., the greater part of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and stock options.

Key Stats

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

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