LinkedIn Premium in 2023 (What Does it Cost & Is It Worth It?)

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“LinkedIn Premium” is actually split into 4 different types

LinkedIn Premium

What does LinkedIn Premium cost?

How much is LinkedIn Premium? Well, it varies based on the type of package you pick.

Premium Career: $29.99* / month
Premium Business: $47.99* / month when billed annually
Premium Sales/Navigator Professional: $64.99* / month when billed annually
Premium Hiring/Recruiter Lite: $99.99* / month when billed annually

*These prices do not include sales tax. Also those “billed annually” are up to 33% more expensive if you choose to pay month-to-month.

Also important: these are just the bottom tiers. There are 2 higher tiers that branch off, each at additional cost. LinkedIn does not disclose anything about these until you’ve already become a customer.

What do you get with LinkedIn Premium?

Premium Career:
• 5 InMail messages per month (which can be sent to any LinkedIn user, regardless of whether you’re connected)
• See who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days (not just the last 5)
• Display at the top of recruiters’ applicant lists
• See how you compare to other candidates
• View salary insights while browsing jobs
• Get access to LinkedIn’s online video courses

If you pay the lump sum annually, you’ll save up to 33%.

Premium Business: Like the “Career” plan but with 15 InMail messages; you can browse more profiles — up to 3rd degree; see business insights (e.g. “Employee distribution and growth by function,” “Notable alumni”).

Sales Navigator Professional: Like the “Career” plan but with 50 InMail messages; access to LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator lead-developing tool; lead lists; lead recommendations.

Currently, there are three Sales Navigator Professional plans: Core, Advanced, and Advanced Plus. The advanced plans feature heightened compatibility for CRM integration, and extensive engagement tracking metrics; but they come with a higher price tag.

Recruiter Lite: Like the “Career” plan but with 30 InMail messages; advanced search; unlimited visibility of your extended network; automatic candidate tracking; integrated hiring; recruiting-specific design.

Is LinkedIn Premium worth it?

It depends.

The key question here is: will you really use these specific features? Because if you don’t utilize the Premium tools you paid for, the upgrade won’t make any difference for you.

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