Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name PAYCHEX INC
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Central Index Key 0000723531
Entity Small Business false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Amendment Flag false
Document Type 10-Q
Trading Symbol PAYX
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2
Document Period End Date Nov. 30, 2018
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019
Current Fiscal Year End Date --05-31
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 359,091,176