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Matalan pay

How much does Matalan pay per hour?

£6.09–8.71 from 100 hourly employees at Matalan

What does Matalan pay different age groups?

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

Age group Matalan pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 £4.35–4.45 Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £6.10–6.44 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £7.50–7.70 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.31–9.27 £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 Matalan pay for different types of jobs?

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

Job area Matalan pay rate
Stores £6.00–8.41
Warehouses £8.44–9.29

Does Matalan pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every four weeks

58% of people report they get paid every four weeks

Based on 106 employee responses

Does Matalan 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 71 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 Matalan do extra work that they don't get paid for?

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work


29% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 14 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 Matalan pay sick pay?

No. People don’t get proper sick pay


15% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 98 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 Matalan get paid breaks?

Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

Not great

44% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 77 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 Matalan

  • 6.1/10

    Best thing

    Friendly staff, flexible shifts

    Worst thing

    Low rate of pay , big work load sometimes
    General sales assistant, October 2019
  • 4.6/10

    Best thing

    The difference activities

    Worst thing

    The uncertainty over hours and pay rate.
    Sales assistant, August 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Best thing

    Good hours, good managers, good people

    Worst thing

    Bare minimum pay , big bosses cutting staff and piling more on remaining staff.
    General store assistant, January 2020