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Average Salary for Paychex, Inc. Employees

Rochester, N.Y.-based Paychex, Inc. hires for positions ranging from Human Resources Generalist to Software Developer in the engineering and management services. A salary of $53K per year is the median rate at Paychex, Inc. For the most part, employee paychecks at Paychex, Inc. fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your experience level and where you live also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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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 (18)
$28,850 - $47,285  
[-]Payroll Specialist (18)
Salary$28,387 - $52,585  
Bonus$176.16 - $2,836  
Total Pay$28,850 - $47,285  
[+]Software Developer (8)
$42,781 - $90,181  
[+]Software Developer (8)
Salary$42,345 - $84,298  
Bonus$489.49 - $9,534  
Total Pay$42,781 - $90,181  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (6)
$39,031 - $77,451  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Generalist (6)
Salary$40,409 - $74,213  
Bonus$329.61 - $4,831  
Total Pay$39,031 - $77,451  
[+]Consultant, Human Resources (HR) (5)
$44,793 - $124,915  
[+]Consultant, Human Resources (HR) (5)
Salary$41,785 - $93,364  
Bonus$482.03 - $5,031  
Total Pay$44,793 - $124,915  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Rochester, New York 14625


Engineering and management services, Business process outsourcing

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Performance Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $85K annually; Human Resources Consultants come in second with average earnings amounting to around $71K, while Senior Human Resources Generalists and Customer Service Supervisors rank near the top as well ($64K and approximately $58K, respectively). Paychex, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Payroll Specialists ($39K on average).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $59K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $44K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($72K per year) can be spotted in Bedford, N.H.; Providence, R.I. ($71K), the company's headquarter city of Rochester, N.Y. (around $62K), and Atlanta, Ga. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. St. Louis, Mo. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $38K. Paychex, Inc. workers in New Hampshire earn the most — $73K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Health Insurance Agents have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $71K per year. On average, salaries rise to approximately $59K annually for accredited Senior Human Resources Professionals. Paychex, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — these employees rake in around $71K per year.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be C#; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $78K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; one in eight deem it necessary for work. Customer Service, Project Management, and Data Analysis are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Paychex, Inc.; the company rewards only half of survey participants with paid vacation time and only 35 percent with sick leave. Nearly all employees participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for almost all employees, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Paychex, Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Paychex, Inc.


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$35,565 - $70,756
$37,042 - $81,258
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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