How much Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons, Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose and Iceland staff get paid – Kent Live

Hundreds of businesses have been forced to close over the last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many employees out of work.

But for supermarkets across the country, it has been a bumper year with many even hiring additional staff to help out with the demand.

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Aldi have all had recruitment drives, which will have handed a lifeline to many of the thousands of people who have been left out of work, reports ChronicleLive.

So if you land a job at one of these big retailers, how much pay are you likely to take home?

Here’s a look at every major supermarket and how much they pay their workers…

Tesco

Tesco currently pays staff an hourly rate of £9.30.

This new rate of pay came into force in October last year and represented a rise of 3.3%.

The pay deal was developed in partnership with workers’ union Usdaw and elected colleague representatives.

The retailer said it focused on what its colleagues have said is most important to them – a guaranteed and higher basic hourly rate.

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's staff are paid £9.30 per hour

Sainsbury’s staff are paid £9.30 per hour
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Sainsbury’s basic hourly pay is £9.30.

Staff have also received “thank you” payments recently.

A spokesman said: “Our colleagues do a brilliant job and we are so proud of how they continue to go above and beyond for our customers.

“We have made two thank you payments to frontline workers in recognition of this in the last year and regularly review colleague pay to make sure we offer leading rates.”

Asda

Asda never employ anyone on a “zero hours contract” and pays people above the National Living Wage.

Staff working in Asda get £9.18 outside London and either £9.76 or £10.31 inside the capital.

Asda staff also get a colleague discount in stores and online, special discounts for shops and a yearly performance-based bonus.

Morrisons

Morrisons will soon pay its staff £10 an hour
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Morrisons will become the first UK supermarket to pay at least £10 an hour from April.

It will increase its minimum pay for up to 96,000 workers from £9.20.

Retail trade union Usdaw negotiated the £10 per hour basic rate which is 50p an hour above the voluntary Living Wage Foundation rate.

Morrisons said for the majority of its workers the pay increase will be approximately 9%.

In addition to the hourly pay increase, Morrisons will pay a higher London weighting.

Rates for inner London will be 85p and for outer London 60p per hour, up from 75p in inner London and 50p in outer London.

Aldi

Aldi was praised after it unveiled plans to give 30,000 staff members a pay rise.

The German supermarket is also set to employ 4,000 more staff and is planning to create more stores across the UK.

Aldi plans to increase staff pay to £9.55 from £9.40.

The pay rise comes in a bid to thank its staff for their “outstanding” work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aldi pays its staff generously
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In London, pay will rise to at least £11.07 an hour, up from £10.90.

Aldi is also hoping to extend its portfolio of shops to 1,200 from its current existing 900 UK stores by 2025 – and is committed to drafting in another 4,000 staff members.

The supermarket also paid staff a Christmas bonus of 10 per cent to thank them for their hard work.

Management staff at Aldi are also know to be generously rewarded with area manager salaries starting at £44k and rising to £78k after four years.

Lidl

The Lidl store in Thanet

Lidl is paying rewards to its staff on top of their wages
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Lidl is set to pay all 23,000 staff members a £200 “thank you” payment as a reward for their efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

All frontline staff will get the payment, including customer assistants and warehouse operatives to cleaners across more than 800 stores and 13 distribution centres.

Lidl GB chief executive Christian Härtnagel said: “Everyone in the food retail sector has been in the privileged position of being able to continue operating throughout this pandemic.

“However, it has been an extremely challenging period and our teams have done a phenomenal job in helping to keep the nation fed.

“I am incredibly proud of the dedication and commitment our colleagues have shown and continue to show and this payment is about recognising their unrelenting hard work and thanking each individual for the important part they’ve played in the year like no other.”

Lidl has also said it will increase the wages of all colleagues on hourly rates from March 2021.

The new rates see entry-level wages rise to between £9.30 and £9.50 an hour outside the M25 and £10.75 and £10.85 within the M25.

Waitrose

Waitrose staff who are not in management roles can expect to start on £9.10 an hour, following a short induction period, with scope for higher pay according to performance.

Iceland

Iceland pays its retail assistants an hourly wage of £8.72, or £9.59 within the M25.

However bosses say there’s always scope to progress with senior supervisor roles starting at £22,742 a year (£24,728 within the M25), and assistant managers being paid £25,344 a year (£27,846 within the M25).