Square Payroll

The online payroll service trusted by small businesses.

Free setupStarting at $5 per month
Worry-free payroll compliance

Based in the U.S., our experienced team helps you make sure your payroll is compliant.

Import timecards automatically

Your team can clock in and out from the Square Point of Sale app. Seamlessly import their hours and even let payroll run automatically.

Online accounts for your team

Your team members can set up online accounts where they can update their personal details and set up direct deposit.

Fair, flexible pricing

Never pay more than you have to—if you pay fewer employees or contractors one pay period, the price you pay goes down.

Let’s make payroll fast and easy.

It’s our mission to make payroll the easiest thing to do on your list. In fact, with Square Payroll, you can pay employees, contractors, or both online in just a few clicks.

Make hourly, salaried, and flat rate payments

Pay every type of team member, as many times per month as you need. Run payroll or send payments at any time—there’s no need to wait until the next pay period.

Only pay for what you use

Unlike other providers, Square Payroll has flexible pricing that scales with your business. If you happen to pay fewer employees from one month to the other, the price you pay goes down.

Get the free mobile app

  • Run payroll from anywhere
  • Never miss a pay run with reminders
  • Easily import timecards and tips
  • Leave your taxes to us

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Set up your whole team: employees, contractors, or both.

Your employees and contractors are emailed a link to their online accounts where they can set up direct deposit and submit their personal information. They can log in anytime to view their pay stubs and tax forms.

Learn about employee features

Pay employees and contractors

No matter how your team is structured, Square Payroll makes it easy to pay any combination of hourly and salaried employees, and contractors.

Paying contractors only? You can do that, too

We can help you pay all your independent contractors and automatically generate and file Form 1099-MISC online.

Learn about Square Payroll for Contractors

Big-company benefits for small businesses like yours

Square Payroll integrates with leading benefits providers so you and your team can access health insurance, 401(k), and more—all in one place. You choose the benefits that best suit your needs and budget. We take care of everything else, from employee enrollment to calculating deductions and contributions for each pay run.

Health Insurance

Access affordable medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for your business.

401(k) Retirement Plan

Empower your employees to save for the future with a 401(k) plan.

Workers’ Comp

Stay compliant with protection for you and your employees.

Pre-tax benefits

Save on payroll taxes for commuter, dependent care and health care expenses.

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Sync with timecards from your point of sale.

With Square’s payroll processing, employees and contractors clock in and out on the Square Point of Sale app, and you can import their hours in just one click.

Clock in at your point of sale

No need for a separate system. Your employees and contractors clock in and out right from the Square Point of Sale app on your iPad.

Integrate partner apps

Square Payroll also integrates with some of the top employee timecard systems, so you can use the one that works best for your business.

Learn about Square App Marketplace

Automatically import their hours

When it’s time to run payroll, simply import your team’s hours with a click. Any overtime and double time earned by employees is calculated automatically.

Leave your employee payroll compliance to us.

We’ve processed over $1 billion in payroll for small businesses, and we’re ready to help you. Our payroll services take care of your W-2 employee withholdings and payments, and we file your taxes—all at no extra cost.

  • All federal and state payroll taxes filed
  • Sick leave tracking
  • New-hire reports filed
  • Paid time off tracking
  • Post-tax deductions and reimbursements
  • Workers’ compensation via our insurance partner, AP Intego

It’s easy to switch payroll providers.

We do all the necessary paperwork so you can easily switch. Tell us a bit about your business and your team, and we’ll get you set up.

Only paying contractors?

Starting at just $5 per month, we can help you pay all your contractors. We’ll even generate and file Form 1099-MISC for you.

Learn about Square Payroll for Contractors

Thousands of businesses use Square Payroll every day.

Alex Schuster
Manager of Rustica Bakery, Minneapolis

Compare and choose the right set of tools for your business.

FeaturesContractorsEmployees and Contractors
Pay 1099 contractors
Pay W-2 employees
Direct deposit
Online accounts for your team
Custom reporting and QuickBooks Online integration
Time tracking and overtime calculations
Federal Form 1099-MISC automatically filed
U.S.-based phone support
Payroll tax payments and filings automatically filed
New-hire reporting for employees
Pretax deductions
Post-tax deductions and reimbursements
Paid time off and sick leave
Pay-as-you-go workers’ comp integration
Automatic Payroll

Flexible pricing that matches the number of people you pay per month.

Contractors only

subscription per month

per contractor per month

Employees and contractors

subscription per month

per employee or contractor per month

You’re charged per team member you pay each month. Pay them as many times as you need each month at no additional cost.

Get started with Square Payroll.

Set up your account in minutes.

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