Prices to fit your global employment needs

Your Oyster fee covers everything you need to build a global team.


Hire, pay, and manage contractors compliantly

Free for 30 days

then USD 29 per contractor per month

  • Generate compliant contracts in 180+ countries

  • Onboard contractors in minutes

  • Pay invoices in 140+ currencies

  • Manage expenses, allowances, time off, and reports in one place



Hire, pay, and manage full-timers compliantly

Starts at
USD 499 /month

Pay Monthly
Pay Annually
(save USD 1200 per year)
  • Onboard talent compliantly in 130+ countries in as fast as 48 hours

  • Access deep local intelligence to guide you through all stages of global employment

  • Set up payroll and manage expenses, allowances, and bonuses in 140+ currencies

  • Reduce risk with confidentiality and IP assignment agreements, and insurance coverage exceeding $8 million

  • Manage onboarding, time off, contract changes, equity, offboarding, and more


Seat-based, annual subscription to hire 5+ global full-timers efficiently and cost-effectively

Custom pricing

Billed annually 

  • Everything in the Employee plan, plus:

  • Lock in reduced rates for the full year

  • Reuse empty seats at no additional cost

  • Partner with dedicated customer success and account managers for personalized support

  • Benefit from speedy bulk hiring and onboarding

Fair and transparent pricing

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All-inclusive pricing

Oyster’s prices are all-inclusive. No additional charges for setup, onboarding, offboarding, support, or integrations.

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Free platform access

You have free and unlimited access to the Oyster platform and to our employment intelligence, tools, network, and resources.

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No limitations

Whether it’s one hire or 100, new talent or migrating teams from other EORs, we support companies of all sizes, no matter what your global hiring needs.

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Pay as you go

We only charge you for pay-as-you-go contractors when they submit an invoice in a given month.


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    Benefits packages

    Reward your global team compliantly and equitably. Choose from an array of pre-created local and global benefits packages and enroll people effortlessly.

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  • 2

    Visa sponsorship

    Support your global candidates in applying for and obtaining a visa with the help of immigration experts and a streamlined process.

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  • 3

    Oyster Shell

    Enroll in our misclassification insurance to have extra protection when hiring global contractors via Oyster.

    Coming soon
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What will your story be?

We help teams grow faster across borders

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David Dawoud

Head of People,

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Without a solution like Oyster, it’s not even worth the hassle. You just end up deciding, ‘We’re not going to hire there.’ It basically restricts you from getting access to talent. Oyster takes that all away. That’s what makes Oyster great."

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Tyler Parson

VP of People,
Chili Piper

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We trust with Oyster that we did do it right because we enlisted their help to help us do these things perfectly. So from a leader perspective, I can sleep easy at night knowing that we're not breaking some law that I didn't even know existed.”

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Alex Nicolaus

Chief People Officer,

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The service is seamless, the communication is very good, and there’s definitely a lot of time and cost saved. The cost of using Oyster is less than what it would cost for us to deliver the same service using external consultants.”

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Jessica Silva

Director of People, Lokalise

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We've used Oyster to hire and onboard employees in 10 different countries and we would not have been able to grow that quickly without Oyster."

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Jessica Silva

Director of People, Lokalise

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Prior to using Oyster, employing anyone outside the UK was a nightmare for us... now it's super fast and painless."

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Jessica Silva

Director of People, Lokalise

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Oyster's one-stop solution has enabled us to tap into the global talent pool quickly and easily."

Are you eligible for these promotions?

Discounts for nonprofits

We have a soft spot for other impact-driven companies. If you’re a certified nonprofit or B Corp, enroll in Oyster for Impact to unlock discounts for our platform, access educational resources, and more.

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Oyster for Refugees

Global employment makes it possible for refugees to find stable jobs from anywhere. With Oyster for Refugees, you can find refugee talent and hire them compliantly—at no or discounted cost—and build a brilliant, diverse team.

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What services does the Oyster fee include?

The Oyster subscription fee is charged per Team Member (or contractor) on a monthly basis. It includes all the services provided to you through the Oyster platform including onboarding your Team Members, global payroll administration, and ongoing management and compliance for your global team.

Are there additional charges such as setup or cancellation fees?

No, Oyster does not charge any setup or cancellation fees. However, Oyster requires a refundable security deposit to initiate the engagement.

Do you offer discounts at a certain volume of hiring?

Yes, we do. Once the number of full-time Team Members you engage through Oyster exceeds five, you’ll be eligible for Oyster Scale. You will be able to pre-purchase a number of seats at a reduced rate. 

How does Oyster handle currency conversions?

Oyster charges a fee for currency conversions but the fee applies only if you pay us in a currency different from the contract currency. Click here to learn more.

Can I pay Oyster in a non-local currency?

At the moment, we only accept payments in USD, EUR, or GBP (CAD coming soon). You can pay us by direct debit if you have a bank account in the US, Eurozone, or the UK.

Is there a minimum number of team members or a minimum commitment required?

No, you can use Oyster to engage as many global candidates as you need. The Oyster subscription fee is charged per active Team Member, per month.

Is the Oyster platform free?

It’s totally free to create an account, explore the platform, and access its global HR tools and resources! The Oyster fee will only kick in once you’ve engaged a contractor or Team Member.

What are the available payment methods at Oyster?

Oyster accepts both direct debits (ACH for USD, BACS for GBP, and SEPA for EUR) and wire transfers as payment methods. You can easily set up direct debit or auto-withdrawal and pay in one click through the platform.

Which countries can I engage talent in? Does price vary by country?

Oyster helps you engage Team Members in 180+ countries. Check out the complete list of countries we serve and the associated prices here.

How does the annual subscription work?

When you hire full-time Team Members, we understand the goal is to work with them for years, not months. With the annual subscription, you can save 1200 USD on Oyster fees for each Team Member. (Now that’s a lot of savings!)

Here’s how it works: When you submit a hire request for a new Team Member, you’ll see the annualized Oyster fee charged on your first deposit invoice. The 11 subsequent invoices will not include any Oyster fees. When it’s time to renew your subscription, you’ll see the annual cost again on your 12th invoice for that Team Member.

Note: Annual subscription is not available for contractors. 

Can I migrate an existing Team Member from monthly to annual subscription?

Yes, this is possible. Please reach out to your Account Manager or submit a request to our Help Center to start the process.

Now for the easy part

Sign up for a free account, explore the platform, and gear up to welcome your next international Team Member.

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