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Boots Opticians pay

How much does Boots Opticians pay per hour?

£8.29–10.29 from 18 hourly employees at Boots Opticians

What does Boots Opticians pay different age groups?

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

Age group Boots Opticians 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 £8.46–9.80 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.71–9.66 £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 Boots Opticians pay for different types of jobs?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Boots Opticians compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

Job area Boots Opticians pay rate
Pharmacy assistants £7.80–14.96
Retail store and shop managers £9.30–10.41

Does Boots Opticians pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every month

91% of people report they get paid every month

Based on 23 employee responses

Does Boots Opticians pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


0% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 11 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.

Does Boots Opticians pay sick pay?

Usually. Most people get proper sick pay


60% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 20 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 Boots Opticians get paid breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks


0% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 22 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 Boots Opticians

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    The level of work does not match the pay , it’s a blanket hourly rate across the store in different departments and specialist departments with more work and more training do not get paid more than general assistants who do basic work

    Optical consultant, October 2019

    • £8.62 per hour
    • 25–34 years old