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The best payroll software for
small businesses

Our award-winning payroll software makes it easier to run ⁠— and grow ⁠— your business. We automate all of the hard stuff so you can spend more time on what’s most important.

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Pay your team in record time

Running payroll is a breeze — even on your phone.

It just takes a few clicks or taps to enter hours, review, and approve each pay run.

Sync with your favorite software

Say goodbye to double data entry. Our best-in-class integrations are the most flexible you’ll find ⁠— so you can save time and keep the books looking good.

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Relax knowing it’s done right

Avoid mistakes and save time. We handle all the federal, state, and local taxes, we guarantee our calculations, and we’ll put our 30 years of payroll experience to work for you whenever you have a question.

Real reviews from real clients.

“My favorite payroll partner”

“OnPay is an excellent partner for payroll. The platform is easy to use and the customer service is excellent. In particular, they are so helpful with onboarding new clients, even when transitioning with payroll history from other sources.”

– Ross L.

“Spectacular quality software”

“OnPay is extremely easy to use, extremely fast, and flexible…It is so simple and intuitive, and whenever I’ve contacted OnPay with a question, their consultants were very helpful. I really can’t say enough about how pleased I am with OnPay.”

– Steve H.

“Makes payroll a breeze”

“Weekly payroll is so easy! After the initial setup, all that is required is submitting weekly hours; pay is calculated and direct deposited, employer taxes paid – pretty much a no-brainer!”

– Nova E.

“Great payroll system”

“What I like most about OnPay is how easy it is to use the tool. I do not have a payroll background and I was able to figure out how to process payroll with getting frustrated. It’s very intuitive and easy to use…”

– Lisa C.

“Easy to use”

“OnPay is easy to use! Has everything you need to keep your business running smoothly. Their communication with answering questions is fast! I wouldn’t go with anyone else!”

– Verified User

“And the award goes to…OnPay”

“Being a small business owner isn’t always rewarding but having OnPay reminds me that even though I’m doing this myself, I’m not always alone…They make payroll more approachable and take out a lot of the guess work out that first time users may have and seasoned individuals will appreciate.”

– Danielle N.


Take care of payroll – plus a whole lot more

Tools to help you grow your businesses, take care of your team, and stay compliant.

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Keep the big picture in focus

See the information you really care about with our Report Designer. It lets you set up and save custom payroll reports to highlight the numbers that matter most to your business (whatever they happen to be).



“It’s a relief as a busy business owner to know payroll is handled from onboarding to paying our employees to filing our payroll reports. Great service!”

— Teresa, The Hope Bar LLC


Transparent pricing — without the gotchas

Get everything we do starting at just $40 + $6/person each month

(and no hidden fees, ever).

Unlimited monthly pay runs

Unlimited monthly pay runs (and no fees for cancellations) for ultimate flexibility.

Award-winning support

From helping to set up your account to answering questions, we’re on it.

Migration + Integration

We offer help getting set up and customizing integrations so you’re ready to go.

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It’s easy to
get started

Try OnPay out yourself to see how easy payroll and HR can be. To get started, just share a few basic details about your business. Our team of pros will set everything up and import your employees’ information for you.

OnPay Payroll

  • How much does it cost to run payroll?

    Starting at $40, plus $6 per each worker, you’ll get access to OnPay’s award-winning payroll. No sneaky add-ons or hidden fees, ever.

  • How do you handle organizations with special payroll needs like nonprofits, restaurants, churches, or farms?

    OnPay is designed to handle payroll for any small business (and their accountants). That means our software is efficient and intuitive as a company grows from one to 500+ employees. We make things simple for companies like dental practices and law firms. We also get tipped wages right for restaurants, and we process special tax filings for farmsnonprofits, and churches.

  • What if I have a combination of W-2 and 1099 workers I need to pay?

    We’ll make paying your team easy — no matter who’s involved. Small businesses are hiring a bigger mix of in-house employees and contract workers lately, so we’ll let you process all the workers you need to pay in the same pay run. We handle W-2 forms and 1099 filings at the end of the year. And if a worker goes a month without being paid through OnPay, it takes one click when running payroll and you won’t be charged for them.

  • How can I integrate payroll with my accounting and time tracking software?

    We have the very best payroll integrations with QuickBooks and Xero, and our payroll software syncs seamlessly with top time-tracking software, like QuickBooks Time, Deputy, and When I Work. See all our integrations.

  • How do I handle paying tipped workers?

    Our flexible payroll platform makes it easy to handle hourly pay and tipped wages. In just minutes, you can add additional or custom pay types (like cash tips) to a regular pay run. And when it comes to filing your quarterly returns, we’ll make sure all of the taxes are done right.

  • How can cloud-based payroll help my business?

    Cloud-based payroll software gives you the flexibility to pay your team from anywhere and on any device (even mobile). With all of your data saved securely to the cloud, you can run payroll remotely on your own schedule and get your team paid on time.

  • As a small business owner, how can I make sure I’m handling taxes correctly?

    With OnPay, we take the hassle (and headache) of taxes off your plate. We automate all of the federal, state, and local tax filings and payments for you ⁠— and with an accuracy guarantee. If there’s ever an issue, we’ll talk to the IRS for you.

  • How do my workers receive their paycheck?

    OnPay lets you pay your team the way that works best for you, whether by direct deposit, printing paper checks, or even prepaid debit card. You can process payroll for everyone in the same pay run ⁠— even if you have a mix of payment methods.