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Payroll software that grows with you

Now it’s easy to build your dream team. OnPay saves you time and simplifies your to-dos with full-service payroll, built-in HR, and integrated benefits — no matter how big your team gets.


Perfect for startups and entrepreneurs

Streamline your back office and get more time back to focus on the white boarding, fund raising, and product development that’s needed to bring your dream to life. OnPay automates tax filings and payments for startups of all business structures, plus integrates with your favorite accounting software. Our customizable reporting even makes it easy to stay compliant and keep an eye on your bottom line.


Knock out payroll in minutes

  • Cloud-based ⁠— Run payroll from any device
  • Pay W-2 and 1099 employees by direct deposit, debit card, or check
  • Sync with powerful integrations with QuickBooks, Xero, and time tracking software
  • Integrate benefits, workers’ comp, or 401(k) at any time
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It’s easy to use and a time saver ⁠— which is needed when you are a startup. I don’t need help from a payroll person anymore, so it cuts down on phone calls and emails. I just log in, click, click, click, and payroll is done.”

— ThirdSpace Inc.


Everything a startup needs

Built-in HR

Stay organized with PTO accrual and tracking, employee self-service, and a secure document vault. Or take advantage of free employee handbook and HR templates.

Compliance made easy

OnPay’s personnel checklists give you the control to audit employee records and keep HR paperwork up-to-date. You can also add pay-as-you-go workers’ comp to keep everyone protected.

Integrated benefits

We make it simple to offer the benefits top startup talent expects. Our licensed brokers can help you find the perfect health and 401(k) benefits in all 50 states.

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More power and transparent pricing

Get payroll done without speeding up your burn rate. Access more features (and a higher level of service) than any other provider offers starting at just $40 + $6/person each month.

  • Free data migration and setup
  • Unlimited pay runs and multiple pay schedules
  • Award-winning support by phone, chat, and email
  • Employee self-service and self-onboarding
  • Only charged for active employees
  • No hidden fees for cancellations or changes


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See how easy payroll for startups can be

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.

Startup Companies FAQ

  • As a start-up with only one full-time employee ⁠— myself ⁠— do I still need to run payroll?

    Yes, you’ll still need to run payroll – the great news is one of our specialties is payroll runs for start-up companies and entrepreneurs! If you own an S-Corporation, a C-Corporation, or you’re an LLC that chooses to be taxed as an S-Corporation, you will need to pay yourself through a payroll system. OnPay can and does support LLC’s who pay themselves on any pay schedule ⁠— whether it’s once a year or as often as weekly. For any specific questions related to setting each of these entities up, talk to your bookkeeper, accountant, or tax professional.

  • Are start-ups required to pay payroll taxes?

    Yes, start-up companies are required to pay state and federal payroll taxes on employee compensation. Payroll taxes are usually calculated as a percentage of the salaries the company pays to its employees.

  • Should I choose an S-corp, LLC or owners draw when starting a business? 

    You’re in luck! OnPay can be your payroll services provider for any business structure you decide to use (including the ones listed above) but our team can’t help choose the one you use. Most CPA’s, bookkeepers and accountants can help steer you in the right direction.

  • How long does it take to set up an account and start running payroll?

    You can get set up super fast – we’ll just need some basic details so our team can help assist you with your setup.  And our in-house payroll experts will do all the heavy lifting — from setting up your dashboard to adding your clients and their employees. We’ll even enter any prior wages to make it easy to switch. And can have you up and running in a matter of days.

  • Can you be on payroll and self-employed?

    Yes, you can! You can be employed and self-employed at the same time. One scenario could be you are working for an employer during the daytime, but run your own business in the evening.

  • Are you able to integrate with the time tracking software my start-up uses?

    There’s a very good chance we work seamlessly with the time tracking software you use and currently can connect to QuickBooks Time, When I Work and Deputy. Here’s more information on the integrations we offer.

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

    Paying your team shouldn’t be complicated — no matter who’s involved. Start-ups 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, you won’t be charged for them.

  • How long does it take to set up OnPay for my employees to receive direct deposit?

    Once your account is approved for direct deposit — which can take up to 2 – 3 business days — and you’ve invited your employees into the system, it’s really just a matter of them adding in their direct deposit information and enabling the function. We typically default to four-day processing so once you process payroll, it would take those four business days for the employees to receive funds.