How much does Payroll by Wave cost?

With no setup fees or hidden charges, Payroll by Wave is as affordable as it is accurate! If you're ready to make the switch to Wave, select your country below to see how Payroll by Wave's pricing breaks down.

United States

The price of your subscription will depend on whether you have enrolled in our self-service plan or automatic Tax Service plan which is offered in New York, California, Washington, Texas, Florida, and Illinois.

The price of the self-service subscription is:

  • $20 monthly base fee
  • $4 per active employee 
  • $4 per contractor paid 

This includes direct deposit to your employees, W2/W3and 1099-MISC generation at year end as well as automatic tax payment reminders.

The price of Payroll including our Tax Service plan is:

  • $35 monthly base fee
  • $4 per active employee
  • $4 per contractor paid

If you're doing business in one of our tax service states (New York, California, Washington, Texas, Florida and Illinois), you will be automatically opted into our Tax Service plan. If you wish to use our self-service option, however, you will be able to opt out of automatic tax services (should you choose to opt out, the full base fee of $35 will still apply). You can find out more about Tax Service here!

Canada

The price of our Payroll subscription is:

  • $20 monthly base fee
  • $4 per active employee 

This includes direct deposit to your employees, automatic remittances to the CRA, preparation of ROEs when you off-board an employee and T4s at year-end.