Cost of LinkedIn Premium - Quick Guide


We all start wondering at first if LinkedIn Premium is worth the price? Aren't we ? I have been there and I assure you it is a tough choice to make given how good LinkedIn options are. 

Pricing of LinkedIn Premium and Navigator plays huge role in making a decision but should that be only criteria for us ? Let's explore latest updates of 2023 by Linkedin on their pricing. 

As of 2023, LinkedIn Premium costs and other version costs are as follows:

  • LinkedIn Premium Career: $29.99/month
  • LinkedIn Premium Business: $59.99/month
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator Core: $99.99/month
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator Advanced: $149.99/month
  • LinkedIn Recruiter Lite: $180/month

Is LinkedIn Premium Worth the Investment? or shall I Purchase Sales Navigator ? and even go for Core or Advanced ? LinkedIn Sales Navigator or LinkedIn Premium ? 

As they say, "You get what you pay for." But with LinkedIn Premium or Navigator, is it really worth the price of admission? Here's our honest assessment of all types of LinkedIn plans: 



Cost: $29.99/month

LinkedIn Premium Career promises to help you land your dream job at warp speed. But does it deliver? With features like 5 InMails per month, 90-day profile view history, and access to LinkedIn Learning courses, it might seem like a sweet deal. In my opinion, you can find plenty of job opportunities on LinkedIn without shelling out a single penny. You do not need to go for this and that too if you are out of job. 


2.LinkedIn Premium Business: BEST FOR ROOKIES 

Cost: $59.99/month

Designed for sales professionals, LinkedIn Premium Business aims to help you build a vast network of leads. With some pretty good filters and access to unlimited profile views, you can start your prospecting and build your LinkedIn profile. 

Although only 15 InMails is a bit of a letdown. For Startups or Individuals, who do not want to spend more money they should start with Premium Business. It is definitely a hit to start prospecting. 


3. LinkedIn Sales Navigator Core: The Sales Leads Generator

Cost: $99.99/month 

Ah, the crème de la crème of LinkedIn Premium plans! Sales Navigator is a powerhouse for sales professionals looking to generate leads and build lasting relationships. With unlimited searches, 50 InMail credits, and advanced search filters, it's definitely worth the investment. The only downside? You can't export leads directly in a csv to do email outreach. 

That is where we come in ,  LinkWheelie with so many other List building and verified email features help you make full use of Sales Navigator. 


4. LinkedIn Sales Navigator Advanced : For Sales Team

Cost: $149.99/month 

This plan is definitely very useful for Sales Team working in collaboration. If you are an individual or prefer to work individually, then Sales Navigator core should be good for you as it gives you all the filters and features to make the most of it. With Advanced, you get SmartLinks which is pretty good. I do not see any point in spending 50$, only spend if your team is using Navigator too. 


5. LinkedIn Recruiter Lite: The Talent Finder's Goldmine

Cost: $180/month

If you're a recruiter or hiring manager, LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is your golden ticket to finding top talent. With features like advanced search filters, candidate recommendations, and job post analytics, it's worth the price tag. And if you're ready to go all out, LinkedIn Recruiter (the more premium version) is available for $835/month or $8,999/year.


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So, which LinkedIn Premium plans are worth the investment? In a nutshell:

  • LinkedIn Premium Career: Pass
  • LinkedIn Premium Business: For low budget or Starting up
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator: Absolutely! a must have for Sales & Marketing Specialists 
  • LinkedIn Recruiter: Definitely, if you are a Recruiting person. 

At the end of the day, it all depends on your needs and goals. But with this guide, I hope you're now armed with the knowledge to make an informed decision about whether LinkedIn Premium is right for you and which plan. 

And if you want to scale your sales and marketing efforts in sync with LinkedIn, then Linkwheelie is the best tool to try. It can do lot of things like export your leads directly to your mailbox, build Lead lists from Job Boards, get you a targeted ABM Leads with high buying intent and all with verified business emails. Sign up now to claim your free credits to use it, no credit card needed. 


P.S. - You can read detailed guide on the topic here on this blog

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Akesh Soni


Akesh Soni

Akesh Soni,  Founder of Linkwheelie,  has been in sales and recruitment business for more than 17 years. He founded SharpHeads in 2015, has been recruiting and selling to SMB, startups and enterprises for long to know the pain while finding out right leads; be it selling or be it recruiting. He wanted to come up with a B2B solution to be used which is simplest to use, safest to use, and yet most efficient. A Man with a Mission
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