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18 Caterlink employees told us the following about their pay.

  1. People are not paid enough
  2. People are paid market rates
  3. Breaks aren’t paid
  4. People don’t get sick pay
  5. People do unpaid extra work

How much does Caterlink pay per hour?

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

Job area Caterlink pay rate
Kitchen and catering assistants £7.65–9.24

What does Caterlink pay different age groups?

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

Age group Caterlink pay rate
16-17 Not enough data yet
18-20 Not enough data yet
21-24 Not enough data yet
25 and over £7.80–13.18

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

Most people are not paid enough

Not great
29% of people say they are paid the Real Living Wage for the area they work in

Based on information from 17 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
67% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

Based on information from 15 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
38% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on information from 13 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 Caterlink pay sick pay?

Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

Not great
47% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on information from 17 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 Caterlink do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

Not great
73% 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 Caterlink pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid by the hour

  • 83% of people report they get paid by the hour
  • 17% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on information from 18 job reviews

Does Caterlink pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid monthly

  • 0% of people report they get paid weekly
  • 0% of people report they get paid every two weeks
  • 0% of people report they get paid every four weeks
  • 100% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on information from 17 job reviews