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Arriva pay

How much does Arriva pay per hour?

£10.50–15.03 from 65 hourly employees at Arriva

What does Arriva pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Arriva compare to the minimum wage and the Real Living Wage.

Age group Arriva pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 Not enough data yet £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 Not enough data yet £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £10.50–15.03 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.72

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

Does Arriva pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every week

85% of people report they get paid every week

Based on 72 employee responses

Does Arriva pay accurately and on time?

Usually. Most people get paid accurately and on time


11% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 9 employee responses

Why this matters

It is important that you are paid correctly and on time - everyone has financial commitments and living expenses to keep on top of. At a good job, you shouldn't have to chase up any payments that are due to you.

Do workers at Arriva do extra work that they don't get paid for?

No. People don’t do unpaid extra work


5% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 60 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Does Arriva pay sick pay?

Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

Not great

39% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 66 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Do workers at Arriva get paid breaks?

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

Not great

28% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 69 employee responses

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

What people say about pay at Arriva

  • 7.0/10

    Best thing

    i have been trained to move to different positions. Get along with people, don't often have pay issues. Get more holiday with length of service

    Worst thing

    vehicle issues and sometimes last minute changes about next working day.

    Relief instructor, April 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Best thing

    Convenient shifts

    Worst thing

    Low pay , poor working conditions.
    Driver, May 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Best thing

    pay , terms, conditions. Work life balance

    Worst thing


    Train driver, August 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Best thing

    Good pay free travel clise to home

    Worst thing

    weekend working inflexible holidays

    Bus driver, June 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Best thing

    Supportive management team

    Worst thing

    the pay could be higher, they could do more to progress my career by giving me options on how to progress
    Bus driver, July 2020