Getting started is simple. Pay your team in minutes with our quick and easy setup.
Enter basic information
We just need the basic stuff: your business name, employer identification numbers, and bank account information.
Customize your pay periods
Whether you pay your team weekly, biweekly, or monthly, set the pay schedule that works for you.
Tell us who you want to pay
Enter team member information yourself or invite them to set up their own accounts.
That’s it–you’re ready to pay your team.
Pay employees, contractors, or both in just a few clicks.
Enter team hours
When it’s time to run payroll, simply tell us how much each employee worked. Enter hours manually or import timecards from the free Square Point of Sale app or other popular timecard systems.
Specify how you want to pay your team (check or direct deposit), confirm the amount that will be withdrawn, and you’re done. Your team gets paid and you can focus on building your business.
Want to make it even easier? Set up Automatic Payroll and let payroll run itself. On payday, employee hours and any overtime are imported, salaries are calculated, and payroll is automatically processed for you. You’ll get notified when it’s all done.
Square Payroll is designed with your team in mind.
Invite your employees and contractors to set up their own accounts. They receive an email to create their login, set up direct deposit, and fill out their W-4.
Digital pay stubs
After each pay period, employees and contractors who enrolled in direct deposit receive an email with their net pay amount. For anyone who doesn’t have an email or a bank account, we make it easy for you to write them a check.
Team members can log in to their account at any time to view pay stubs or manage personal information.
Clock in and out at the register
Your team can clock in and out from the Square Point of Sale app. Each person is given a unique passcode—ensuring time records are secure and accurate.
Taxes and compliance
Square Payroll is a full-service product, which means we handle all W-2 tax withholdings, payments, and filings—at no extra cost. Here’s what we take care of to make sure you stay compliant with all regulations:
Everything you need
Square Payroll gives you a full suite of tools to pay your team. Here’s what you get:
Priced for small businesses
We believe in fair, flexible pricing with no hidden fees. That’s why our pricing is simple and all-inclusive, and why our customers tell us Square Payroll is the most affordable option for them. You pay a $29 monthly subscription fee plus $5 per person you pay each month. That’s it.
Only paying contractors? It’s $0 subscription per month + $5 per contractor per month.
Why we’re different
We know every small business is different. That’s why Square Payroll is built for flexibility. Whether you’re running payroll for the first time or switching from another provider, we’ve got you covered. Pay W-2 employees, 1099 contractors, or both—all on your schedule.
Some of our customers’ favorite features
Access all the features of Square Payroll in the palm of your hand. Download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
Seamlessly import timecards from the free Square Point of Sale app or other timecard partners and never add hours manually again. One click and you’re done.
Your employees can log in to their personal accounts to manage their information, view pay stubs, and much more.
Let payroll run itself. When you enable this feature we automatically import timecards or salary information, calculate any overtime, and process your payroll for you. You get notified when it’s all done.
Have your taxes handled at no extra cost. We take care of W-2 tax withholdings, payments, and filings.
Manage your entire business in one place
Square Payroll is fully integrated with the rest of the Square family of products. From sales to inventory to appointments to marketing, manage your business from one place.
Switching 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.