Global Payroll Capabilities
$599 per employee per month
Starts at $500 per employee per month, up to $600
Additional fees for employees
No additional fees
$29 per contractor per month: only pay for the contractors you actually work with
No public pricing
Additional fees for contractors
3% credit card processing fee
$50 per employee per month
No public pricing
Additional fees for global payroll
Implementation: 1 month of payroll
Year-end closing: 1 month of payroll
Optional country-specific services apply separately
15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFS15OFF
No startup program
Social Purpose Organizations (nonprofits, charities, social enterprises, benefit corporations)
15% discount on Remote service fees for an unlimited number of hires for 12 months with the code RFG15OFF
No social purpose organization program
Hiring Refugee Talent
Free for any full-time refugee talent hired
No refugee talent program
Limited country availability
Localized benefits package and administration
Ironclad IP and invention rights protection
Equity incentive planning support
Employee mobile app
Transparent service metrics
Number of countries supported
21 coming soon
Government / Labor authority declarations
Tax authority declarations
Mid-market rate plus 1%
Locally compliant contracts
Tax document management
Localized guidance for hiring contractors in each country
Contractor payment methods
Wire transfer, Wise, Payoneer
Contractor payment card
Contractor health benefits
SOC 2 Compliant
ISO 27001 Certified
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* Competitive data on this page was collected as of June 24th, 2021 and is subject to change or update. Remote does not make any representations as to the completeness or accuracy of the information on this page.
How to pick the right global HR and payroll solution
A contractor-only platform may suit your current needs. But as you grow, you may find that hiring contractors poses a risk of misclassification in certain countries, which can result in fines or penalties.
If your plans include both contractors and full-time employees, you want a platform that can handle both to help reduce your management overhead.
It’s important to understand the vendor’s employment model and whether they own their own legal entities (the safest bet) or are working with third parties (pretty dodgy).
Many vendors claim to provide employment services in more than 180 countries, but how they provide those services in each country is important. If they rely on third parties in the countries where you are hiring, this can present serious business risks. Only work with a provider that can guarantee owned legal entities in the countries where you want to hire.
Many global HR and payroll solutions seem like a good value until you get the first bill.
Be sure to ask about minimum costs per country or employee, onboarding and offboarding fees, whether they charge based on a percentage of the employee’s compensation, currency transaction fees, wire fees, and more. You should never be surprised by your bill.
Remote's Fair Price Guarantee means no hidden fees, deposits, or surprises.
You want to make sure your IP is never handed off or compromised in any way, which could expose your company to big risks. Your provider should offer maximum protection for your IP and have local legal experts whose job it is to stay on top of evolving IP laws.
The last thing you want is a data breach of sensitive employee information. At a minimum, the platform should be GDPR and SOC 2 compliant. If it isn’t, look elsewhere.
Don’t just take our word for it
See how we help customers simply hire, pay and manage their team
- “We work with 460+ contractors. I’d need to employ 5 or 6 people full time to keep on top of compliance, manage individual invoices, work with accountancy firms and make payments in multiple currencies. Remote has definitely been a timesaver and a money saver for us.”
- “The Remote team works like magic: they are hands-on, proactive and we are always connected with the right people to get the solutions we need very quickly.”
- “We wanted to start fresh and offer our employees a better experience. We aligned best with Remote in respect to the support we were given and the fast turnaround: in just a few weeks our entire Romania workforce was all set up and ready to go, with India following a few months later.”