Setup and monthly fees
Gusto offers straightforward monthly plans, with options starting at a monthly base fee of $40, plus an additional $6 per employee per month. If you don’t have employees, you can use Gusto to pay your contractors without the base fee—just $6 a month, per person. There are no hidden fees, and our base price includes tax filing, multiple payroll runs, reporting, and other essentials.
|Monthly fee||Starting at $40/mo. + $6/mo. per user||Starting at $8/mo. per user /No transparent monthly pricing|
|Set up fee||Free||Free for simple migrations|
With Gusto, you can complete payroll in just a few clicks, whether you’re on your phone or a desktop. It takes our customers 11 minutes on average to process payroll, and you can even set up AutoPilot to process your payroll automatically.
Rippling offers online payroll processing from your phone or computer. This software comes with features for reporting and can also be set up to issue payroll automatically.
Gusto automatically calculates and files payroll taxes every time you run payroll at no extra charge. Both W-2 forms for your employees and 1099 forms for your contractors can be calculated and filed to the appropriate tax agencies right from the platform. Plus, we file end-of-year taxes. Rippling doesn’t currently offer next day or 2nd day payroll.
Run payroll in multiple states
We go wherever you go. You can use Gusto to run payroll in all 50 states. Multiple locations across several states are seamlessly managed through our platform.
We know you want to give your employees the best. That’s why Gusto gives you the option to provide medical, dental, and vision benefits administration with all of our payroll plans. Our team has licensed health insurance brokers in many U.S. states, so we can help you secure the best benefits for your employees.
We have more than 3,500 health insurance plans for your employees to choose from. Plus, we offer options for 401(k) programs, commuter benefits, life and disability insurance, and Gusto Cashout™, which gives employees access to money between paydays.
Rippling offers retirement options via 401(k), and health and business insurance through Premiums + fees.
Gusto Cashout™ lets your employees access money in between paydays based on estimated accrued net wages. This benefit from Gusto helps your team cover unexpected financial hardships without worry, and without impacting your books.
|Health benefits||Health benefits with Gusto: Pay premiums only|
Health benefits with broker integration: Premiums + fees
|Premiums + fees|
|Workers’ comp||Pay premiums only||Premiums + fees|
Gusto’s Plus and Premium plans include time tracking, so employees can track hours, request paid time off, and easily view PTO straight from their accounts. Our software also integrates with other popular time tracking options like Homebase and TSheets, allowing you to automatically import employee hours into Gusto.
Rippling also offers Time Tracking for an extra fee.
Gusto’s product offerings are supported by a stellar sales and customer service team available Monday through Friday via phone, email, and live chat. Our website also features a comprehensive FAQ and Help Center, available at any time
Rippling’s customer service is available via online and chat.
Gusto is compatible with the top accounting, time tracking, point of sale (POS), and expense management software for small businesses. Users of popular third-party apps can rest easy knowing they can still use the software they’re comfortable with at no additional cost. Browse our entire list of our integrations.