Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2022
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Quarterly Report true
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Current Fiscal Year End Date --05-31
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2023
Document Period End Date Aug. 31, 2022
Document Transition Report false
Entity File Number 0-11330
Entity Registrant Name Paychex, Inc.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Tax Identification Number 16-1124166
Entity Address, Address Line One 911 Panorama Trail South
Entity Address, City or Town Rochester
Entity Address, State or Province NY
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 14625-2396
City Area Code 585
Local Phone Number 385-6666
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 par value
Trading Symbol PAYX
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Small Business false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Shell Company false
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 360,400,603
Entity Central Index Key 0000723531