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SmartRecruiters pricing 2024: what does it cost you

This is an indication of available plans and prices for SmartRecruiters.

September 29, 2020
Yuma Heymans
February 22, 2024

SmartRecruiters pricing is hard to find online.

So we wrote this blog to inform you on the available plans, differences in plans and the latest pricing indications.

We'll answer these questions for you:

  • Which SmartRecruiters plans are there?
  • What does SmartRecruiters cost?
  • When should I pay for SmartRecruiters?
  • What are my alternatives?

Which SmartRecruiters plans are there?

Plans are simple and based on pricing per seat. In this blog we'll focus on the available plans and pricing for SmartRecruiters.

What does SmartRecruiters cost?

Chances are very small you find a reliable answer to your pricing question on SmartRecruiters.

SmartRecruiters intentionally keeps pricing ambiguous because they have a sales driven process with market and account based pricing strategies.

We can however give an indication of prices for 2024 based on the latest offered prices and validation with our recruiter network.

Take into account that prices can vary per geography, company size and industry.

These are some of the latest SmartRecruiters pricing indications (averages, rounded off):

  • Suitable for companies with more than 50 employees
  • Starting Price: $39 per month per user
  • Pro price: around $100 per month per user
  • Typically contracts start from $10,000, billed annually

When should I pay for SmartRecruiters?

Most recruiters and companies who pay for SmartRecruiters do so because they want an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) that has a big ecosystem of solution partners.

Most SmartRecruiters users are bigger companies with a very rich ATS system with candidates that they want to engage and nurture.

What most people don’t know however is that there are a lot more affordable solutions in the market that do what SmartRecruiters does and a lot more.

What are my alternatives?

If you don't want to pay the indicated fees for SmartRecruiters, there are plenty of alternatives.

Many systems provide similar functionality.

This is your alternative to recruiting on SmartRecruiters without paying the SmartRecruiters fee:

Keep track of your candidate pipeline in free tools

You can use free tools manage candidate pipelines, especially if you’re a smaller company. Examples of free tools to manage candidate pipeline are Airtable and Monday.

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