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B&M pay

How much does B&M pay per hour?

£7.18–9.24 from 87 hourly employees at B&M

What does B&M pay different age groups?

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

Age group B&M pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £6.15–7.10 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £7.70–9.37 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.21–9.87 £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.

What does B&M pay for different types of jobs?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at B&M compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

Job area B&M pay rate
Retail and sales assistants £6.36–8.72
Retail and sales supervisors £8.51–9.24
Retail cashiers and checkout operators £7.75–8.76
Warehouse operatives £8.06–8.82

Does B&M pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every four weeks

78% of people report they get paid every four weeks

Based on 95 employee responses

Does B&M pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


4% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 23 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 B&M do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work


37% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 63 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 B&M pay sick pay?

No. People don’t get proper sick pay


6% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 79 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 B&M get paid breaks?

Usually. Most people get paid breaks


56% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 70 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 B&M

  • 6.1/10

    Best thing

    Good people to work with

    Worst thing

    low pay and not many opportunities to progress
    Vna driver, August 2020
  • 2.5/10

    Best thing

    At least I have a job

    Worst thing

    Poor pay , company doesn’t care about its staff, store is very hot in summer with no air con. Don’t get proper breaks.
    Deputy, July 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Best thing

    Having a job to pay my way in life for me and my family

    Worst thing

    People at work who do very little to what you do in a day

    Warehouse supervisor, February 2020