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DHL pay

How much does DHL pay per hour?

£8.78–13.36 from 75 hourly employees at DHL

What does DHL pay different age groups?

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

Age group DHL pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £8.55–11.12 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £8.69–13.07 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.91–13.43 £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 DHL pay for different types of jobs?

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

Job area DHL pay rate
Drivers £9.36–13.40
Managers £9.20–15.27
Warehouses £8.41–12.55

Does DHL pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every month

69% of people report they get paid every month

Based on 111 employee responses

Does DHL pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


8% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 12 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 DHL do extra work that they don't get paid for?

No. People don’t do unpaid extra work


14% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 85 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 DHL pay sick pay?

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

Not great

45% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 96 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 DHL get paid breaks?

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

Not great

39% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 105 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 DHL

  • 9.3/10

    Best thing

    Good team Enjoyable work Decent pay

    Worst thing

    Working in the rain

    Ramp agent, July 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Best thing

    The hours and the pay

    Worst thing

    Early starts

    Hgv driver, April 2020
  • 1.0/10

    Best thing

    Safe, secure position

    Worst thing

    low pay , too much expected from employees, unsafe environment, no PPI, necessary equipment often not avaliable, poor management
    Control room controller, April 2020