Boots Opticians pay

62 Boots Opticians employees have taken the Breakroom survey. They told us the following about pay rates and more:

  1. People are paid enough to live on
  2. People are paid below market rates
  3. Breaks aren’t paid
  4. People get sick pay
  5. People do unpaid extra work

How much does Boots Opticians pay per hour?

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

62 employees told us what they're really paid in their jobs…

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Job Boots Opticians pay per hour
Optical consultant £6.87–9.31
Manager £9.49–15.98

What does Boots Opticians pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Boots Opticians vary between age groups.

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Age group Boots Opticians pay per hour
16-17 £5.64–8.79
18-20 Not enough data yet
21-24 £8.25–10.64
25 and over £8.49–13.95

What is the Real Living Wage?

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

Location Real Living Wage
London £10.85
Rest of the UK £9.50

What is the legal minimum wage?

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

Age group Legal minimum wage
Under 18 £4.62
18-20 £6.56
21-22 £8.36
23 or older £8.91

Most people are paid enough to live on

Good
52% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

Based on information from 56 job reviews

Why this matters

Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

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

The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

Most people are not paid market rates

Not great
71% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

Based on information from 35 job reviews

Why this matters

Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

No. People don’t get paid breaks

Bad
95% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

Based on information from 59 job reviews

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.

Does Boots Opticians pay sick pay?

Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

Good
51% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on information from 49 job reviews

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 do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

Not great
52% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on information from 31 job reviews

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 Boots Opticians pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid by the hour

  • 60% of people report they get paid by the hour
  • 40% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on information from 62 job reviews