ZipRecruiter Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

ZipRecruiter

Job posting & applicant tracking software

4.18/5 (8,896 reviews)

ZipRecruiter Pricing

Pricing model: Subscription, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

A 4-day free trial is available, after which ZipRecruiter offer month-to-month subscription pricing.

Fees vary based on what features are needed and the number of jobs available.

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ZipRecruiter Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • ZipRecruiter is easy to navigate and has a nice variety of job opportunities. It was nice to have jobs that matched my resume sent to me as referral.Robin G.Read the full review
  • Easy to use and pretty intuitive and thoughtful user interface. Their sales reps are pretty helpful in trying to refine job posts to get better results.Corey K.Read the full review
  • This would be a great platform for anyone not experienced in the talent acquisition space. I wish it was integrated with my current ATS for ease of use.Nicholas H.Read the full review
Cons
  • Can be difficult to cut through all of the spam that shows up on the site. Hard to show what's a serious post and what isn't.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • The problem that I really hated about it was the job that I had experience for it gave me very few leads and the jobs where outside my job search area and it gave me lots of emails I didn't asks for.Andre L.Read the full review
  • Complaints from potential clients. I get numerous complaints from candidates that they are inundated with spam after uploading their resume and many offers for jobs which end up being scams.Dorothykaye W.Read the full review
89%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

25 reviewers had the following to say about ZipRecruiter's pricing:

Dan Carter

Nothing Better

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Zip recruiter is one of the best on the market. Speed in reviewing candidates, tons of leads, review time, email blasts.

Cons
Price is expensive but cheaper than recruiter or staffing agency

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hello Dan,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter, your feedback is very important to us! We are happy to hear that you had a good experience with us and our platform. It is always a great feeling when you successfully make your new hire/hires! We hope they are the perfect fit for your company!

If you need further assistance with anything, feel free to contact our Customer Success Team by calling 877-252-1062. We are now available 24/7.

Kind Regards,
ZipRecruiter

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Love it

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Helps you find people quickly for a cheap price

Pros
I love ziprecruiter both as a job seeker and job poster. As a poster, it's cheap and effective. As a user, it's easy to apply.

Cons
There's not really anything to dislike about ZR.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Amanda Ribout

Didn't help

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-25
Review Source: Capterra

Not worth the price - cheaper to use sites like indeed

Pros
The applicants that were found for us weren't good - we found one through the site on our own. Seemed to be more work than we had hoped

Cons
That we pay for a service but in the end found a person ourself. So wasn't worth paying for this service

Response from ZipRecruiter


Thanks for sharing your experience, Amanda! We're sorry to hear that you did not find a candidate through our platform. Our dedicated customer care team would be happy to assist you next time you're needing to post jobs. Happy Hiring! --TC

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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Samuel Bushay

Promising but disapointing

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-02
Review Source: Capterra

Hiring Electricians Many more candidates than free indeed, Indeed's quality is better

Pros
Number of applicants Easy Set-up Myriad of features

Cons
Quality of applicants High pricing, no cheap options

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hello Samuel,

Thank you for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter, your feedback is very important to us! I would like to apologize for your experience in receiving a larger pool of unqualified candidates. That can be frustrating! We know how important it is for you to make those hires quickly & efficiently. Although our system does work to identify the best-matched candidates for your job, there are other tools that we encourage all customers to take advantage of to help better their chances of finding the right candidate & filter out those who are not a good fit. If we have the pleasure of assisting you with your hiring needs in the future, I would be happy to personally walk you through those features. Please reach out to me personally at support@ziprecruiter.com with the subject "Tier II Katie" and I can make sure you are set up for success.We are also available here at Customer Success at 1877-252-1062 (24/7)

We hope you are able to make those hires soon!

Tier II Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Arlene Mabanta

Good recruiting software

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Ease of use with good interface and good candidates

Cons
Training materials would be nice and cheaper pricing

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Arlene,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter, your feedback is very important to us! We are happy to hear that you had a good experience with us and our platform.

If you need further assistance with anything, feel free to contact our Customer Success Team by emailing support@ziprecruiter.com, available 24/7.

Kind Regards,

Tier II Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Hans P. Harris

Easy-to-use, budget-friendly recruiting

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

Hiring with ZipRecruiter is a great value!

Pros
ZipRecruiter is modestly priced as far as hiring sites go– MUCH cheaper than Indeed in just about every test we've ran with the two for similar positions. Customer service is quick to respond, and usually helpful.

Cons
The user interface is buggy at times, and although it has some features of a traditional ATS, it lacks many but tries to keep your hiring process inside their ecosystem, which can be frustrating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ward Fisk

Zip Recruiter

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

Good - Neutral. I would use it more it is was less expensive.

Pros
Zip Recruiter has good matching software abilities.

Cons
The price is very expensive for the value.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Thank you for your feedback! If you have any other feedback or questions, please reach out to us. We'd love to learn what we can do to earn a 5-star rating from you. Our Customer Care Team is available 24/7 at support@ziprecruiter.com. Thank you kindly. ~DW

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Kimberly Dantzler

Too expensive

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-30
Review Source: Capterra

I would not recommend this company with the prices that they charge. You still have plenty of competition out there that is doing the same thing.

Pros
They have since products and they customer service is ok. They have nice add ons but they are to pricey.

Cons
They cost way too much money for what they offer when you have others out there like indeed that are 75% cheaper and just as efficient.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Thank you for your feedback, Kimberly. We wanted to review the plan you were on last but we were unable to find a recent account for you in our system. The most recent account we have is from early 2017. We think you'll find that we've made a lot of great changes to our plans and features since then.

If we ever have the pleasure of doing business with you again in the future, please reach out to our 24/7 Customer Care Team at 877-252-1062. Our hiring specialist can customize a job slot plan to fit your hiring needs and budget. We are available 24/7 and we are always happy to help.

You can also visit our online help center anytime for great how-to tutorials and articles: https://support.ziprecruiter.com/s/

Kind Regards ~DW

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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donna coty

recruiting with zip

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-12-04
Review Source: Capterra

OK, but too expensive for my small business and not cost effective

Pros
It was easy to download and install and self explanatory about what was included and excluded for the price

Cons
PRICE was ridiculous. I used another site that was half the price and got five applicants in one day and hired one on the spot

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Donna,

Thanks for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter. We are glad to hear you found the platform so simple and easy to use!

We apologize if you feel the price for your plan was too high. We have many different plans to fit any size budget for any size company.

We would be more than happy to talk to you about our plans and pricing to find something that fits your needs. Please feel free to reach out to our Customer Success team at 877-252-1062 or support@ziprecruiter.com. We are available 24/7.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
Tier II Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Douglas Madsen

NOT GOOD

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love that I can post jobs and lots of people reply to them. but i don't like the candidates that reply to the ad. To many unrelated people apply

Cons
I don't like the cost and on going cost. It is way to expensive for what you get wish it was cheaper

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Whitnee Allen

Fast, easy, and organized.

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I like that this software basically prescreens canidates, saving me time. I also like the filter functions!

Cons
What I like least about this is the price associated with the product. The price isn't outragous but there are cheaper listing sites.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Andrew OBrien

ZipRecruiter- you get what you pay for

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

While it makes it cheap and easy, I don't feel that ZipRecruiter is as feature rich as LinkedIn.

Pros
I was initially interested in ZipRecruiter because of the price- free! I tried it out but was not having much luck job searching. It was pretty cool that it could build a AI resume from LinkedIn.

Cons
They system seems to pair me up with job openings outside of my geography. I think I need to do more fine tuning.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Andrew,

We're so glad you had a good experience while using ZipRecruiter and that our platform was easy to use. We are always working on ways to get you the best quality of candidates and job search results. Thank you so much for your kind words and for letting ZipRecruiter take part in your hiring and job search process.

If you ever need anything else, our team is available to you 24/7!

Thank you,
Dionne
Tier 2 Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jaye Hiles

Best for hiring

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-28
Review Source: Capterra

Love it love it love it. I do think the platform needs a bit more work but overall great software for what its worth

Pros
Easy to use. Very efficient for finding new employees and all around great software

Cons
Could have a better platform! The price is decent but would be better if it was cheaper

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kelly Beck

Find your employee!

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with ZipRecruiter was very pleasing.

Pros
I loved using ZipRecruiter when we were hiring for our photography company. The ease of use to set the desired requirements as well as the AI process to find the right fit was perfect. Almost no issues

Cons
The only real big con was pricing. I’m cheap and I like to eliminate as much costs as possible.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi Kelly,

Thank you for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter. We are glad to see you were able to easily use our platform during your hiring process.

If you need anything, please reach out to our Customer Success team at 877-252-1062 or support@ziprecruiter.com. We are available 24/7.

Kind Regards,
Andrew
Tier II Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Not a big fan

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-01-07
Review Source: Capterra

Not great, it is a great sales organization but there are more effective and cheaper solutions.

Pros
It was extremely user friendly and flashy with it's design and layout. The customer advocates were knowledgeable and very quick to respond.

Cons
It was extremely expensive. Not only did you pay a regular fee you had to boost the posts so much that it was cost prohibitive and each conversation resulted in the advocate telling you to spend more money. When we were paying thousands and not receiving qualified candidates we pulled the plug.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to review ZipRecruiter. We are sorry to hear you did not have a good experience using our service.

The last thing we want is for you to feel pressured into purchasing add-ons such as Traffic boosts in order to have success on our platform. I apologize if this was the experience you had while with us.

You should not need to spend more and more money to have success on ZipRecruiter. However, making sure your ad is optimized and using the tools and features we offer on the website are keys to success.

If you would like to try our service again at any point we would love to take the time to help you optimize your ads. Please reach out to our Customer Success team at 877-252-1062 or support@ziprecruiter.com. We are available 24/7 and would be more than happy to assist!

Kind Regards,
Andrew
Tier II Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Eric Weissman

user review

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

not a bad source, was not directly involved in pricing so cant speak of pure value. some of its competition is expensive.

Pros
decent applicant database, not a bad user model (monthly allocations), fairly easy to use

Cons
repetition of resumes came about, profiles that came up on search agents were older. had a technical support issue that took too long to resolve

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Anonymous

Great Product

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

Not a bad product, easy to use. Would recommend it if you are willing to pay the price

Pros
Easy to use. I like how easy it is to post and look for Jobs. When we are looking for new empolyees for our company this is the site we use.

Cons
I would have to say it is a bit pricey for what is offered when there are other sites that are free or low cost.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hi There!

Thank you for providing your valuable feedback! We're so happy to hear that ZipRecruiter is the job board you choose when hiring!

We do take pride in providing the most user-friendly platform for job posting and candidate organization. We understand that cost can sometimes be tough, but we encourage you to give us a call at any time so our product specialists can go over various promotions and discounts!

Our dedicated customer care team is here 24/7 if you ever have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your hiring journey!

Kind Regards,
Tier III Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

ZipRecruiter is very intuitive and offers a extremely fast candidate response time

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very fast candidate response time and multiple filter and pre-selection/interview questions options that helps personalize the sourcing process. The candidate pool is very rich and offers access to both the US and international (United Kingdom). I will add to the list, the user friendly features such as an option to "quickly" review candidate resumes without having to drill down to individual candidate profiles.

Cons
Frankly it's a good value for money overall but adding lowing pricing bracket for individuals who are not professional recruiters would be ideal

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ADALBERTO RAMIREZ

GOOD VALUE FOR THE MONEY

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
SIMPLE TO USE...QUALITY OF APPLICANTS WAS OUTSTANDING.

Cons
EXPENSIVE...WISH THERE COULD BE A CHEAPER OPTION WITHIN ZIP RECRUITER

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eve Marquross

Offered Deals- still got better results elsewhere.

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

They did call and offer me an over-the-phone discount, but it was still higher than I was willing to pay.

Pros
Lots of functionality to get you connected with the right people for the job.

Cons
Cost! Expensive compared to free software out there, without any smaller price tiers.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Hello Eve,

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are always looking for ways to improve the experience of employers and we appreciate your feedback! We understand the need to make those hires quickly and efficiently all while staying within your budget and we are always willing to help find a plan that best suits your needs. If we ever have the pleasure of assisting you with your hiring needs in the future, I would be more than happy to personally walk you through specific features to improve the performance of your job ad and keep you within your budget. Just email us here at support@ziprecruiter.com and title it " Katie Tier III".

We hope you make those hires soon!

Tier III Support

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anonymous

A quality job site

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-06
Review Source: Capterra

Generally very good. Good user experience and friendly customer service people.

Pros
Zip is a decent service, but tends to be better if you're recruiting for lower paid jobs. We've had gretat success using the platform for retail and hospitality jobs, but less so for senior management jobs.

Cons
Cost - not the cheapest offering in the marketing and I would have thought that with covid and more job seekers on the market, prices might come down.

Response from ZipRecruiter


We appreciate you taking the time to leave your honest feedback! We encourage you to contact us directly whenever you're ready to post jobs again. Our product specialists can certainly go over promotional pricing with you! Best --TC

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

A good bang for your buck in comparison with other job boards.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-04
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The cost is great for the functionality you receive. In comparison with other leading job boards, the price per month is almost unheard of. You get a very broad reach for candidates.

Cons
The customer support is not the best, however, the low cost and access to candidates really make up for this aspect.

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Brad Evans

Best recruiting system I've used to date.

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-09-08
Review Source: Capterra

Solid and affordable recruiting system with integrated applicant tracking, screening, rating, and communication log at a price significantly lower than Indeed.

Pros
Very easy to use and produces results. Integrated applicant tracking, rating, and contact log. Reasonably priced when compared to other recruiting apps.

Cons
Seems to produce best results in larger markets and doesn't always seem to reach down into areas with smaller populations. Some advertising that was previously free is now a paid add-on. Guaranteed posting views are expensive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ryan Purkey

Great for separating candidates that don’t fit criteria

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy to use and browse candidates. Great for separating candidates that don’t fit criteria to save time and effort when searching for a candidate.

Cons
Some price points for plans can get expensive for low to mid tier. Also options are limited for those not submitting a resume.

Response from ZipRecruiter


Thanks for letting ZipRecruiter be a part of your hiring journey, Ryan! --TC

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Anonymous

Great Website Layout and Tons of Jobs Posted

Used monthly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The best part about ZipRecruiter is how aesthetically pleasing the jobs are listed with all the information regarding the job including, pay, benefits, type of job, and then a summary of the position. I prefer ZipRecrtuier's layout as opposed to Indeeds.

Cons
The only downfall is that ZipRecruiter charges companies high prices to post jobs so there might not be as many jobs posted as other cheaper job seeking websites.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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