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Pay at a glance

28 Brakes employees told us the following about their pay.

  1. People are paid enough
  2. People are paid market rates
  3. Breaks aren’t paid
  4. People get sick pay
  5. No unpaid extra work

How much does Brakes pay per hour?

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

Job area Brakes pay rate
HGV and LGV drivers £10.52–15.69
Warehouse operatives £9.08–12.82

What does Brakes pay different age groups?

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

Age group Brakes pay rate
16-17 Not enough data yet
18-20 Not enough data yet
21-24 Not enough data yet
25 and over £9.09–14.37

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 £10.75
Rest of the UK £9.30

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

People are paid enough

Excellent
85% of people say they are paid the Real Living Wage for the area they work in

Based on information from 26 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 £9.30 per hour, and £10.75 per hour in London.

Most people are paid market rates

Good
62% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

Based on information from 21 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.

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

Not great
46% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on information from 26 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 Brakes pay sick pay?

Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

Good
68% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on information from 25 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 Brakes do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

Good
33% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on information from 15 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 Brakes pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid an annual salary

  • 25% of people report they get paid by the hour
  • 75% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on information from 28 job reviews

Does Brakes pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid monthly

  • 14% of people report they get paid weekly
  • 0% of people report they get paid every two weeks
  • 4% of people report they get paid every four weeks
  • 82% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on information from 28 job reviews