Patriot Payroll Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Patriot Payroll

Patriot Software helps you keep your time and money!

4.81/5 (2,711 reviews)

Patriot Payroll Pricing

Starting from: $10.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Base price $10 a month +$4 per employee for Basic Payroll, Full Service base price $30/month + $4 per employee. No end of the year fees or surprise charges.

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Patriot Payroll Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • Excellent customer service, easy to use, and easy to set up for the business. Also has the great features to keep up with possible company growth.William J.Read the full review
  • The ease of using the software and how helpful the staff at Patriot are if you need help. They personally will walk you through the steps and make sure you are comfortable before you hang up.Peggy M.Read the full review
  • The UI - it is super easy and user friendly. The FAQ - it is one of the best FAQs and super accurate.Snehee C.Read the full review

Cons

  • I lost my payroll person when covid hit. I was stressed about this because finding anyone to take on more business when lockdown happened wasn't going to happen.Diana C.Read the full review
  • The set up was awful and Patriot left me on an island and did not finalize anything and failed to file any state reports.David B.Read the full review
  • All our employees are not eligible for the same time off accrual, and the inability to change individual time-off/holiday settings was initially quite frustrating.Sierra M.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Patriot Payroll's pricing:

Lauren B.

It's the best I've found for what I need

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-20
Review Source: Software Advice

Thanks for keeping the price affordable.

Pros
Once you get past all the setup, it's super easy and quick to use. I love the price. It always seems to me that small businesses end up with about two options when it comes to the things we want or need: 1. The super expensive option with all the bells and whistles that is intended for companies with 50+ employees, or 2. The cheap crappy, near useless option. SO thank goodness for Patriot "getting it" that there are businesses out there like mine that fall somewhere in the middle on what they want/need.

Cons
Since I ended up switching from an existing payroll system/service mid-year it ended up being a lot of data to manually bring over for each employee. Nat Pay also was not the most fun or easy to understand from the get-go and I'm no dummy.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gail H.

Great value for the money

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-18
Review Source: Capterra

It's a good, low cost solution for my small business

Pros
I love the price! I have a very small company and this self-service payroll is very affordable. It is also very simple and user friendly

Cons
The sick time could definitely be improved. I have to manually add the hours accrued each month. It seems like this should be a feature that automatically calculates on the paycheck. Also, it doesn't show the hours accrued on the payroll stub or report. The other thing that was a little frustrating: I tried to go into reports and print my last W-3 but it was unavailable. The only this I could print was a W-3 report. This was insufficient for the company requesting my tax documents. Other than those 2 issues it does everything I need it to do.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jeff S.

Great payroll solution, especially considering the low price

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-11-18
Review Source: Capterra

Great payroll for a low price

Pros
Patriot Payroll is one of the least expensive solutions out there, yet they manage to provide a solid service. Customer service is excellent and helped with some of our atypical setup situations.

Cons
Setup was a bit difficult but I'm guessing it would have been similar with other services. Also, some logistic details, such as timing issues, aren't made as clear as they could be at the outset.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Christopher D.

Great Payroll Software for small business

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-01
Review Source: Capterra

With the software, we are able to easily handle payroll for the company, and employees can easily see their hours and pay prior to deposits.

Pros
Easy to use software for small businesses without needing a dedicated accountant, or having to go with expensive options like ADP who take a larger cut.

Cons
Prices are a little on the high side for a smaller business, but cheaper than higher end payroll software . Not as easy to use as quickbooks.

Response from Patriot Software


Thank you for the terrific review! Our pricing is competitively lower compared to much of our competition. We are always developing and trying to make things simple to use, fast and affordable.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jack B.

Excellent Value for Payroll Software

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-06
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
Price - The alternatives are considerably more expensive or more limiting for their cheaper plans. Ease of Use - Its doesn't take a certified professional to use this software. It is very potent for the simplicity it offers

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eric W.

Great Software

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-06-03
Review Source: Software Advice

No problems with customer, customer support has been exceptional when used.

Pros
It fully supports my state and is very easy to use. Great value for any small business

Cons
while patriot is probably one of the cheapest solutions, the price for payroll software is to high

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jack B.

Sets the Standard

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-19
Review Source: Capterra

WE do payroll in a matter of minutes now, like is possible in QB, but the prices are better and you get everything you could want without having to pay for every extra feature.

Pros
The cost. It is cheap yet the software does everything you would expect, and you are not charged to death for more features like a certain giant in the industry does.

Cons
There is no way to enter net to determine gross. Doesnt come into play that often, I understand, but it still would be nice for the few times that I have to go that route.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jonathan C.

Cost-efficient payroll

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

Works for my small business at an affordable price.

Pros
Easy to use and cost-effective for a small business

Cons
Printing out of multiple reports could be simplified

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Renee C.

Full service payroll customer, and wouldn't switch elsewhere!

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Full service payroll at an economical and predictable price, that does everything that I need it to.

Pros
This company provides full service payroll at a bargain price, significantly below their competitors. I have been using them since 1/2017, and have been very happy. Set up is easy, and customer service will walk you through setting up the tax accounts if you need them to. They pay all my taxes for me on time, and submit relevant quarterly and year-end reports to tax authorities. Interface is easy to use and intuitive. Once employees are set up in payroll, I can run my salaried payroll from anywhere, in about 3 clicks. They have a variety of reports to help keep track of taxes and accounting, free direct deposit for employees, and an available employee portal. Before I chose Patriot, I got quote from two other companies, all of which had higher prices and/or set up fees. I haven't compromised one thing to get my payroll through Patriot, at their very economical price.

Cons
There is really nothing I don't like. Set up of direct deposit through Natpay (a company that Patriot uses to handle this service) wasn't particularly friendly, but it was once and done. If you want direct deposit without any additional fees, Natpay needs at least three business days lead time, and if you don't make that, payroll gets pushed back a day, but, really, that's all about planning. They take your payroll out well in advance of pay date, so you have to have it in the account, but that may be all payroll companies for all I know.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Frank Q.

I love Patriot Payroll but the new price makes it unaffordable

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent customer service and easy to use. Too expensive now

Pros
It was easy to use and I loved the reports

Cons
When you raised the price we had to move on to another company. I wasn't happy but I couldn't afford to pay when you want now. It was cost effective before but not any more

Response from Patriot Software


Hi Frank, thanks for your kind words. We're sorry to hear you feel we are too expensive. We remain one of the most affordable solutions on the market and have not had a price increase in almost 3 years. We hope to give you exceptional value and let you focus on your business knowing your payroll is handled accurately and on time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Lakhdar S.

My experience!

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
-Easy to use and does it's job for cheap price. - Functionality is beyond what I expected. -Very helpful software.

Cons
-If you made a mistake on payroll check, you can't go back and fix it, you have to cancel it all and start again.

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Philip S.

Patriot Payroll is inexpensive and easy to use

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-01-13
Review Source: Capterra

This is a low cost, easy to use solution and has been trouble free.

Pros
Price was why I started. Ease of use keeps me using it.

Cons
I do the same thing every month and I have not found any problems.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Patriot Payroll is the best provider for the money.

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-07
Review Source: Capterra

Prior to coming to Patriot Payroll, I'd been with ADP for years and Paychex for years, both of which are large, cumbersome and over-priced. Patriot puts out a terrific product at a great price.

Pros
Ease of use. Low cost. Payroll tax returns, filings, and deposits handled by Patriot well.

Cons
A bit cumbersome to adjust specific employee withholdings while running payroll.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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ANDY L.

Great Software for Payroll start up

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-20
Review Source: Software Advice

Pros
easy to use, good reporting, economical price

Cons
bank account set up doe ACH can take awhile. Have to process payroll 4-5 days before you'd like payroll ACH deposit to hit employees bank account.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matt M.

Probably the smartest option for small, non-scaling business

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Low learning curve. Support there when I've needed it to be. Everything just works.

Cons
They're not shy about increasing the price, but I still think it's a good value.

Response from Patriot Software


Thanks for the review Matt! We are able to accommodate all business sizes up to 100 employees, so if you do scale your business, our product will still meet your needs. ;)

Also, it doesn't happen often that we have to increase prices, but believe us, it is never an easy decision.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Derek G.

Good for paper check payrolls

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-01-07
Review Source: Capterra

For the price, this payroll software probably can't be matched, but there is one major drawback. The direct deposit lead time is a little ridiculous. I had planned to transition future clients to this product since it's user friendly and cost effective, but at this time the only clients I put on this product are ones that are ok with writing paper checks. I understand that the lead time is part of the reason they are able to keep the service cheap, but it makes me hesitate to move any clients to this service.

Pros
It is cheap and user-friendly. Setup is overall pretty smooth and simple.

Cons
The lead time for direct deposit is the one major downfall.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Jeff D.

Excellent payroll service

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent program, easy to set up and use, best price by far

Pros
The price compared to other programs is very economical

Cons
We would like to have EDD filings included

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Paul V.

Cautious

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Imprisoned. The low cost and ease of use currently out weight the overall reliability and inconsistency pricing.

Pros
The Software interface and accessibility features are great.

Cons
Unfortunately, client's taxes are not always filed without incidence and lower-cost solutions are not mentioned when higher-cost solutions are available to remedy issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Darton D.

Does the Job, not many frills

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-02-25
Review Source: Capterra

Functions well enough for the price. Not nearly as many features as some other options, but a good value.

Pros
Cost

Cons
Interface, lack of features for employees

Response from Patriot Software


Thanks for the feedback, Darton! We are committed to making a product that fits the needs of small business owners who aren't payroll experts, so we want to keep the product straightforward. But, we're constantly working to improve our software, including adding features we've heard our customers want. Your feedback will certainly help. Stick with us, and thanks for trying us out!

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Lam H.

Absolute Steal for Amazing Service!

Reviewed 2016-04-21
Review Source: GetApp

We were looking for a low-cost but comprehensive payroll option for our small nonprofit and tried several options: Patriot was the best, by far! It saves up a ton of money, but more importantly, time every month. It's easy to use and very accurate: something critical, given the potential consequences for failing to file/pay taxes--or doing them incorrectly. We are 100% satisfied with Patriot, and would recommend it for anyone!

Pros
Ease of use Comprehensive service (payroll, taxes, direct deposit, reimbursements, pre-tax expenditures, reports) Customer service (among the friendliest, most competent--which is short supply these days, and fastest I've ever used) VALUE: Patriot is cheaper than all the usable options we tested

Cons
Only one minor one: it doesn't have automatic payroll processing for those pay periods when we don't have any payroll adjustments.

Response from Patriot Software, Inc


We are so happy we are giving you the value your non-profit deserves! Your kind words about our product and customer service made our day!
We are taking note of your request for automatic payroll processing. We are listening!

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Nathan S.

Saves a ton of time!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, great product, I just wish they would drop the price a touch.

Pros
Very easy to use, tons of features, helps keep things organized, smooth, and uncluttered. Has a great user interface.

Cons
At $150 per month for our staff size, it is a little on the pricey end. Quickbooks could be bought outright for cheaper, but Patriot does save a lot of extra work.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Maribeth M.

Alternative payroll provider

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-29
Review Source: Software Advice

Patriot has become my go to for my clients who need full service payroll at an affordable price.

Pros
Cost and ease of use!!! Customer support is also spot on and quick to respond and explain things.

Cons
Can’t think of anything. I have been happy with all components I have dealt with.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ivan T.

Renascent Energy feedbak

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-08-09
Review Source: Capterra

great product for price

Pros
quite functional and not expensive. All reporting is done nicely.

Cons
not sure what to change. I like all features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ashlea H.

Easiest Payroll Software!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

We are a small, family owned and operated business who, for the last 36 years, has been processing payroll by hand. Patriot Software has allowed us to run a payroll quickly and efficiently. It typically takes me less than 15 minutes to run and print my checks, and print my reports! Well worth the price, which is extremely reasonable! I highly recommend this software!

Pros
Ease of use, low cost, customization, quick.

Cons
In the 2 years using this software, I have not come across anything I didn't like!

Response from Patriot Software


Thank you Ashlea! We love helping you get payroll completed quickly so you can get back to the business of running your business!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kris B.

Not fancy, but reliable and affordable with amazing customer service.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-06-07
Review Source: Capterra

Accurate, easy to use payroll service at an affordable price with great support.

Pros
Without a doubt, some of the best customer service on the internet with immediate online chat anytime you have a question. When you are doing payroll and need an answer, you do not want to have to send an email or sit on hold. You want answers fast and I have never been disappointed in the speed, knowledge or helpfulness of the chat support. The user interface and features are nothing fancy, but get the job done.

Cons
I wish I had more control over my coding of labor distribution. I used QuickBook Desktop payroll service for years and had complete control of the coding of wages to multiple labor codes regardless of wage types(hourly, salary, commission. Later I had to change over to QuickBooks Online (QBOL) payroll service and lost much of this control. Patriot Payroll is a fractioin of the cost of QBOL and just as good.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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