How To Search LinkedIn Premium Members? [2024 Guide]

Do you need to search LinkedIn Premium Members?

Whether you’re looking for potential clients, partners, or candidates or want to expand your professional network with serious and committed professionals, you’re in the right place.

In this article, I’ll show you how to find LinkedIn Premium Sales Navigator , and LinkedIn Recruiter users here.

There isn’t any Premium profile filter on LinkedIn search.

no premium member filter on sales navigator

However, some techniques exist for identifying LinkedIn premium account types among your LinkedIn Sales Navigator search results.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  1. What is LinkedIn Premium?
  2. How to tell if someone has LinkedIn Premium?
  3. How to Search LinkedIn Premium Members?

Let’s get into it.

What Is LinkedIn Premium?

LinkedIn Premium is an improved version of LinkedIn that requires a subscription fee.

what is linkedin premium

With a LinkedIn Premium Account, users can:

  • see who viewed your profile,
  • get in direct communication with hiring managers,
  • send InMails without a direct connection,
  • access tools, resources, and courses to help with job searches or business networking,
  • use advanced search filters, etc.

Hiring managers may perceive LinkedIn users with Premium accounts as more engaged and professional in their job search.

The cost of LinkedIn premium membership depends on the plan you pick.

linkedin premium pricing list

Here’s the full list:

  • LinkedIn Premium Career: $39.99 /month
  • LinkedIn Premium Business: $59.99 /month
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator: $99.99 /month
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator Advanced: $149.99 /month
  • LinkedIn Sales Navigator Enterprise: custom pricing
  • LinkedIn Recruiter Lite: $180 /month
  • LinkedIn Recruiter: $835 /month
  • LinkedIn Learning: $29.99 / month

How To Tell if Someone Has LinkedIn Premium?

To identify if someone has LinkedIn Premium, look for a distinctive gold LinkedIn Premium badge on their profile.

It is located below the profile page banner on the right.

search linkedin premium members on linkedin

This badge also appears next to the name in LinkedIn search results.

find linkedin premium account holders

However, this technique has a drawback as LinkedIn Premium members can hide their badges from their profiles.

hide linkedin premium badge

A few percent of LinkedIn premium users are aware of this option.

Even fewer choose to hide the badge on their profiles.

Nonetheless, you should know that you might miss a lot of Premium profiles if you use this technique.

Browsing profiles manually is efficient if you are looking for fewer profiles.

But if you want to do it at scale, that will take a lot of time.

No worries.

In our case, it’s worth using LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Evaboot to search LinkedIn premium members at scale.

How To Search LinkedIn Premium Members?

LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a great lead-generation tool used by many sales professionals.

Here are 3 steps to find LinkedIn Premium account holders on LinkedIn Sales Navigator:

  1. Search on LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  2. Export your search into CSV with Evaboot
  3. Look into the column “Prospect is Premium”

1. Search on LinkedIn Sales Navigator

This technique won’t allow filtering Premium Profiles on your search but will help you detect if there are Premium Profiles among your search results.

search open profiles on linkedin sales navigator

The first step is to search on Sales Navigator using filters like:

  • current job title,
  • company,
  • years of experience,
  • etc.

2. Export your search into CSV with Evaboot

The badge is not the only way to detect if someone on LinkedIn uses a premium subscription.

That information is also hidden on the LinkedIn profile code.

You can extract it from the page. However, not every LinkedIn scraper gets this information.

Well, the Evaboot Chrome extension does.

To export your search into a CSV, install the Evaboot extension and click the “Extract with Evaboot” button at the top of the Sales Navigator search page.

export open profiles from linkedin

Wait for the scraper to get the information, and then you can identify Premium profiles.

This technique is good because it will capture 100% of premium LinkedIn Accounts, even those who choose to hide the badge in private mode.

3. Look into the column “Prospect is Premium”

Once the extraction of the leads is finished, you can click on the download icon to get the CSV file.

download open profiles linkedin sales navigator
Open the CSV file and look for the column “Prospect is Premium”:
  • If you see TRUE, the prospect is Premium
  • If you see FALSE, the prospect isn’t Premium
filter premium profiles linkedin

If you use Sheets or Excel, you can use filters to get all the premium profiles in your list in a few clicks.

  1. Select your headers
  2. Click on the filter icon in the menu tab
  3. Click on the filter icon in the header
  4. Select TRUE only
filter premium profiles linkedin google sheet


Now, you have a list of Premium profiles waiting to be contacted.

create list open profiles linkedin

That’s it.

You have created a list of LinkedIn premium members in just a few clicks.

You can now use this file for prospecting on LinkedIn.


In conclusion, identifying LinkedIn premium members is easier than you might think.

Tools like LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Evaboot can help you find premium account holders efficiently.

This way, you can easily connect with them, expand your professional network, and create a more credible and professional image.


Can you see who viewed your profile on LinkedIn Premium?

LinkedIn Premium subscribers can access viewer insights, depending on the viewer’s privacy settings.

To see who has viewed your profile:

  1. Go to your LinkedIn homepage
  2. Click on the “Me” icon in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click “View Profile” from the dropdown menu.
  4. Under the “Analytics” section, click the “See who’s viewed your profile” button.
  5. You’ll see a list of people who have recently viewed your profile.

If you want more detailed information about who has viewed your profile, click “All Filters” on the right side of the “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” box.

This feature helps you track who is interested in your professional profile, which can help with networking and career opportunities.

How is LinkedIn Premium different from LinkedIn?

LinkedIn Premium offers:

  • direct access to recruiters,
  • insights into profile views,
  • competitive analysis for job applications,
  • online courses,
  • etc.

Hiring managers may view job seekers, who are also Premium LinkedIn Members, as more engaged and professional in their job search.

From additional search features to InMail messaging, the Premium subscription can help you make more connections, find more job opportunities, and learn and grow professionally.

How do you upgrade to LinkedIn Premium?

To upgrade to LinkedIn Premium and explore its features, try it for free for one month:

  1. Click the “Me” icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Select “Settings & Privacy” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select “Account Settings” on the left.
  4. Under “Subscriptions & Payments,” click “Change” next to Premium Subscription.
  5. Select the plan that meets your needs.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your upgrade.

Note: The free trial requires you to provide a credit card number.

It lasts one month and will automatically convert to a paid subscription and charge your card unless you cancel before the trial period ends.

Does LinkedIn Premium allow you to see anonymous users?

No, LinkedIn Premium does not allow you to see the names of viewers who browse in private mode or choose to hide their profile features.

Member privacy is respected, and anonymous profile views remain hidden, even with LinkedIn Premium for Recruiters.

If a user chooses to browse incognito, LinkedIn protects their identity regardless of subscription level.

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