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Boots pay

How much does Boots pay per hour?

£8.70–10.96 from 135 hourly employees at Boots

What does Boots pay different age groups?

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

Age group Boots pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 £8.21–8.60 Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £8.21–9.68 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £8.82–9.74 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.88–11.14 £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 pay for different types of jobs?

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

Job area Boots pay rate
Stores £8.70–9.80
Managers £10.15–13.02
Drivers £8.80–10.66

Does Boots pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every month

86% of people report they get paid every month

Based on 158 employee responses

Does Boots pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


5% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 56 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 Boots do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work


38% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 77 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 Boots 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 137 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 get paid breaks?

No. People don’t get paid breaks


9% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 152 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

  • 5.2/10

    Best thing

    pay , discount and hours.

    Worst thing

    Understaffed, high theft, lazy staff.

    Customer advisor, September 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Best thing

    Colleagues, pay not bad, holiday entitlement

    Worst thing

    Public, late finishes

    Customer advisor, August 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Best thing

    Holiday entitlement Sick pay Great team around me

    Worst thing

    Work load too much no work life balance expected to change everything at the drop of a hat

    Customer advisor, July 2020
  • 2.8/10

    Best thing

    The teamwork,

    Worst thing

    pay , hours, lack of resources.
    Operations, March 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Best thing

    Learn something new every day

    Worst thing

    We do same job as NHS but less pay
    Pharmacy advisor, September 2019
  • 5.0/10

    Best thing

    The pay and team in store

    Worst thing

    The senior management

    Customer Advisor, March 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Best thing

    It’s the job I’ve always wanted and what I love to do

    Worst thing

    Pressure and not getting the same pay as other managers
    Store manager, September 2020
  • 3.1/10

    Best thing

    Some good staff

    Worst thing

    Managers, pay , rotas, holidays can’t be taken, lazy staff, unfair treatment
    Customer advisor, September 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Best thing

    Good team reasonably good pay

    Worst thing

    customers working weekends

    Pharmacy assistant, August 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Best thing

    I love my job

    Worst thing

    Getting the right pay for role
    Pharmacy technician, March 2020
  • 1.6/10

    Best thing

    Basic pay

    Worst thing

    Stress, badly managed. pay freezes, lack of respect
    Pharmacy advisor, February 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Best thing


    Worst thing

    Customers and low pay
    Optical consultant, November 2019
  • 4.5/10

    Best thing

    pay , the team I work with, pay

    Worst thing

    Management, customers, policies, poor perks

    No7 advisor, February 2020