What's the pay for 16 year olds at McDonald’s?

The average pay for 16 year olds at McDonald’s is between £7.50 and £9.00 per hour.

Here's a breakdown of what 16 year olds are paid in different roles at McDonald’s:

Job McDonald’s pay per hour for 16 yr olds
Crew member £7.50–8.00
Shift manager £7.75–10.25
Customer assistant £7.50–9.75

The current minimum wage for people age 16 is £4.81 per hour.

The Real Living Wage is £9.90 (£11.05 in London).

Last updated 15 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 446 job reviews from people who work at McDonald’s.

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