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JD Wetherspoon

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JD Wetherspoon pay

How much does JD Wetherspoon pay per hour?

£8.34–9.70 from 129 hourly employees at JD Wetherspoon

What does JD Wetherspoon pay different age groups?

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

Age group JD Wetherspoon pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £8.25–9.05 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £8.32–9.59 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.50–9.72 £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 JD Wetherspoon pay for different types of jobs?

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

Job area JD Wetherspoon pay rate
Managers £8.89–10.51
Front of house £8.25–9.10
Kitchens £8.50–9.20

Does JD Wetherspoon pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every week

77% of people report they get paid every week

Based on 148 employee responses

Does JD Wetherspoon pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


6% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 68 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 JD Wetherspoon do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work


37% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 63 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 JD Wetherspoon pay sick pay?

No. People don’t get proper sick pay


21% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 136 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 JD Wetherspoon get paid breaks?

Usually. Most people get paid breaks


68% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 141 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.

Does JD Wetherspoon make sure that tips are shared fairly?

Yes. People think tips are shared fairly


83% of people think that customer service charges and tips are shared fairly

Based on 24 employee responses

Why this matters

At a good job, if customers pay a service charge or leave a tip, that money should be shared fairly between hourly staff.

What people say about pay at JD Wetherspoon

  • 6.8/10

    Best thing

    The people. The pay . The flexibility. The progression opportunities.

    Worst thing

    A small minority of customers. The unsociable hours.

    Shift manager, September 2020
  • 1.0/10

    Best thing

    I got to cut down my hours on my original contract when I needed to.
    Free food on shift
    20% discount off shift

    Worst thing

    Had issues with getting pay ed when started still awaiting pay from months ago. Staff are miserable and hate working there. Management fire a ton of people for personal silly reasons. Expected to manage a whole floor alone. This includes pouring drinks, phone orders,food orders and cleaning tables. This is impossible, you ask management to come down from the office while they are doing nothing and get verbally abused. Absolutely no support help or training. Unsafe work environment for staff. Kitchen is unhygienic and unsafe. Hounded and called multiple times to work on days off and days I was unable to work.
    Bar assistant, March 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Best thing

    Training opportunities, pay and bonus, free shares

    Worst thing

    Drunk people

    Shift manager, July 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Best thing

    pay and working with a good team

    Worst thing

    Horrible and rude customers!

    Shift leader, September 2019
  • 5.0/10

    Best thing

    Great team

    Worst thing

    Head office have no real understanding about pub based day to day Head office want hours cut but don’t appreciate people have bills to pay
    Kitchen shift leader, March 2020