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Top 10 Payroll Services Companies in the USA

Top 10 Payroll Services Companies in the USA

One of the largest expenses of any company is Payroll. The process of determining payroll can be very time-consuming. Nowadays many companies are taking the help of online payroll services that handle all of a business’s payroll processing and related tax filings and payments. 

Payroll services automatically calculate the appropriate amount your employees should be paid each pay period and make accurate deductions for healthcare benefits and Social Security. 

With so many companies to choose from, we bring you the top 10 payroll companies to help you find the best fit for your business:

1.     Gusto

Gusto develops web-based payroll solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Its online platform provides payroll, benefits, human resources and integration services for employers and employees in the United States. It also offers health benefits and workers’ compensation benefits that include medical insurance, commuter benefits, workers’ compensation insurance plans, time tracking and integration services.

Due to COVID, Gusto has reduced the monthly base fee of its Core plan by nearly 50% to help support small businesses that are trying to survive in the pandemic situation. The Core plan now has a base fee of US$ 19, down from its regular price of US$ 39. 

Founders: Edward Kim, Josh Reeves, Joshua Reeves, Tomer London

Headquarters: San Francisco, USA

2.     Paychex

Paychex is a full-featured payroll service that manages payroll processing and tax obligations. Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany.

It offers a flexible payroll schedule, with weekly, biweekly, semi-monthly and monthly options. Paychex manages all types of employees, including part-time workers, contractors and freelancers. Paychex also has a mobile application to manage your payroll on any iOS or Android device. Paychex also offers employee self-service, which allows workers to log in to the system and see their pay stubs and year-end tax documents.

Founders: Tom Golisano 

Headquarters: Great Lakes, East Coast, Northeastern US

3.     ADP

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) is one of the largest providers of business processing and cloud-based solutions including payroll, talent management, human resource management, benefits administration and time and attendance. Its solutions are designed to fit an organization’s unique goals and increase productivity.

It offers multiple options for paying employees, including electronic pay cards. ADP provides its services to 620,000 organizations in more than 125 countries, including 425,000 small-business clients and 26,000 vehicle dealerships.

Founders: Henry Taub

Headquarters: New York, USA

4.     Intuit Quickbooks

Intuit QuickBooks is a financial software supporting small business start-ups track, organize and manage their finances. Intuit QuickBooks Small Business was started with Quicken personal finance software, simplifying a common household problem of balancing the family checkbook.

Intuit Payroll’s scalable payroll services easily integrate with QuickBooks. It offers several plans with varying services and price points. Intuit also offers a wide variety of payroll plans. It has broken its plans into Desktop Payroll, Direct-Service Payroll and Self-Service Payroll. In February 2020 Intuit unveiled three new QuickBooks payroll service plans: Core, Premium and Elite.

Founder: Scott Cook

Headquarters: Arizona, USA

5.     OnPay

The software company OnPay offers small businesses and accountants payroll in the cloud. Whether business owners have three employees or 1,000, OnPay makes payroll fast and easy. It also serves nonprofit organizations, restaurants and religious organizations. It was founded in 2011.

Their online system is user-friendly and manages paid time off. OnPay is ideal for very small businesses, as it emphasizes simplicity without sacrificing value. Adding employees, setting status, and running payroll is simple and straightforward. OnPay meets very small business owners at the right level with a simple, easy-to-use solution.

Founder: Jesse Burgess

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia.

6.     Payroll Hero

PayrollHero is a friendly time, attendance, scheduling and Payroll app that is in the cloud built for web and mobile. It aims to optimize Work Productivity with Happiness.

It uses your employee’s face as the primary biometric. Employees can quickly view their schedules at home or at work so that they know what is expected of them. For the managers, by using TeamClock, they can edit schedules on the fly from multiple devices. The company was founded in 2011.

Founders: Adam Baechler, Michael Stephenson, Piotr Banasik, Stephen Jagger

Headquarters: San Francisco, USA

7.     PrimePay

PrimePay is an employee management solutions provider that offers a range of integrated payroll and human resources support services. It gives small businesses time back in their day to focus on what matters most. The company’s service model helps it to reduce errors, mitigate risk and provide customized single-source solutions to maximize efficiency at every stage of business growth.

It offers two types of payroll services: online and hands-off. In addition to its payroll services, the company offers time and attendance solutions, human resources and compliance services, insurance and benefits administration and credit card processing.

Founder: Bill Pellicano

Headquarters: Philadelphia, USA

8.     SurePayroll

SurePayroll is ideal for all types of household employees, such as nannies, senior caregivers, yard workers, drivers and cooks. It handles all your payroll and tax responsibilities. Its overall payroll services include filing and payment of payroll taxes, online and mobile access, payroll calculations, deductions, direct deposit and employee access to pay stubs among other features.

Even though it is a household payroll system, SurePayroll doesn’t sacrifice features or value. It provides a 100 percent guarantee that the taxes will be filed and paid correctly on time.

Founders: Troy Henikoff

Headquarters: Chicago, USA

9.     Emplloy

Emplloy offers comprehensive payroll and HR online solutions that eliminate the complexity of working with multiple people platforms to create a scalable HR strategy. It helps simplify the way you manage your business to create great experiences for the employees.

Emplloy gives businesses full control over their payroll services. Its features include unlimited payroll runs, digital pay stubs and more. The company aims to provide a flexible solution that best fits the needs of each individual client.

Headquarters: Chicago, USA

10.  Namely

Namely is an all-in-one platform managing all HR data in one place, with personalized service to help companies get better and faster. Namely’s service offerings include HR information system, social newsfeed, payroll and performance management tools.

It gives companies the software and support they need to evolve their company cultures. The platform also handles administration and compliance across HR, payroll, time, and benefits. This helps HR teams focus on developing their people and providing a great employee experience. Namely was founded in 2012.

Founders: Matt Straz

Headquarters: New York, USA

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Komal writes about the startup ecosystem on VCBay. She is an Economics Hons. graduate from Miranda House, Delhi University, and is passionate about the world of entrepreneurship and finance.



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