Explore Oyster packages


$0 for the first month
$29 per contractor/month

All-in-one solution to hire, pay, and manage contractors in 180+ countries.

  • Generate compliant agreements to hire global contractors

  • Onboard contactors in minutes

  • Process invoices and payments on time in 140+ currencies

  • Manage expenses, allowances, time-off, and reports


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$0 for the first month then starts at $499 per employee


A global employer of record and employee management solution to compliantly hire, onboard, pay, and care for full-time talent

  • Hire full-timers in 130+ countries with compliance and liability coverage

  • Reduce time-to-hire with automations and insights

  • Set up global payroll, manage expenses, allowances, and bonuses in 130+ countries

  • Offer attractive local and global benefit packages

  • Reduce risk with unmatched IP protection


Custom pricing

Seat-based, annual subscription to hire 5+ team members efficiently and cost-effectively.

  • Access global Employer of Record and employee management solutions

  • Lock in reduced rates by purchasing 5+ annual seats for your global team

  • Reuse empty seats for new hires at no additional cost

  • Work with dedicated customer success and account managers

  • Benefit from speedy bulk hiring and onboarding


Starts at $29 per contractor/month

An all-in-one solution to quickly generate contracts, set up global payments, and streamline contractor management.

  • Hire contractors in 180+ countries

  • Draft, edit, and sign compliant contracts in minutes

  • Process invoices and pay contractors in 120+ currencies

  • Reduce risk with IP protection

  • Care for your contractors through time off, expenses, and benefits management


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Starts at $499 per employee/month billed annually


A global employer of record and end-to-end full-time employee management solution to help you compliantly onboard, pay, and care for global teams.

  • Compliantly hire full-time talent in 130+ countries

  • Reduce time-to-hire through automations and pre-built templates

  • Manage international payroll and taxes in 120+ currencies with a fully-compliant solution

  • Offer attractive, local benefit packages and manage time-off in-app

  • Receive country-specific guidance and access knowledge centers

  • Reduce risk with unmatched IP protection

  • Integrate data and workflows into your existing HR tech stack


Custom pricing

Customized global employment support, dedicated success managers, and cost savings for large and growing global teams.

  • Pre-purchase seats to engage 5+ global Team Members and get the best value from Oyster

  • Rely on a dedicated hiring and customer success team to support your global needs

  • Receive customized guidance and HR support to navigate complex and multinational employment

  • Unlock faster time-to-hire through batch management

  • Gain exclusive access to new Oyster offerings

Explore Oyster (and more) for free

Wondering what life is like with Oyster? Sign up for free to check out the platform. You’ll also score access to global HR tools, hiring guides, and more.

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    Unlimited platform access

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    Employee Cost Calculator

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    50+ global hiring guides

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    Benefits Advisor tool

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    Partner marketplace

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    Employee Misclassification Analyzer

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Why Team Members love Oyster

Oyster is on a mission to make it possible for companies everywhere to hire people anywhere

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Guided onboarding

When it’s time for your Team Members to onboard to the platform, the Oyster team will walk them through it all—from setting up a profile to navigating the platform.

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All-in-one platform

Team Members can find and manage everything they need right from the platform: employment details, payslips, expenses, time-off, health benefits, and more.

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On-demand support

If your Team Members need help with any aspect of their employment (benefits, invoices, expenses, contracts, etc.), Oyster’s support staff is readily available. 

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Add on: local benefits packages

For Employee and Scale packages, you can easily add on country-tailored benefits for your Team Members. These pre-created packages include healthcare, life insurance, allowances, pension, and more, based on the country.


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.

If you’re a certified non-profit or B corporation, you can use Oyster to hire your first full-time Team Member free for a year. More details can be found here. You can also use Oyster for free if you are hiring refugees in countries where Oyster has direct entities. More details can be found here.

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.

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Discounts for non-profits

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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Trusted by teams and partners

"Even if it’s not their own legal entity, Oyster centralizes the experience by taking ownership and acting as the middleman to resolve any issues. For me, that has been really impactful.”

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David Dawoud

Head of People at Demodesk

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"Once all of the paperwork is done, each step is so well described and so well documented that you know what's next. The onboarding couldn't be quicker. It's incredible.”

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Ally Fekaiki

CEO and founder of Juno

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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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Tyler Parson

VP of People at Chili Piper

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"Once all of the paperwork is done, each step is so well described and so well documented that you know what's next. The onboarding couldn't be quicker. It's incredible.”

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Ally Fekaiki

CEO and founder of Juno

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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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