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McDonald’s is a fast food restaurant chain. They serve American-style fast food.

What's the pay for 17 year olds at McDonald’s?

The average pay for 17 year olds at McDonald’s is between £8.00 and £9.49 per hour.

Here's a breakdown of what 17 year olds are paid in different roles at McDonald’s:

Job McDonald’s pay per hour for 17 yr olds
Crew member £8.00-9.42 per hour
Kitchen assistant £5.48-8.61 per hour
Customer assistant £7.60-10.60 per hour
Sales assistant £5.05-8.25 per hour
Server £4.92-8.17 per hour
Chef £4.80-9.79 per hour

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 £13.15
Rest of the UK £12.00

What is the legal minimum wage?

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

Age group Legal minimum wage
21 or older £11.44
18-20 £8.60
Under 18 £6.40
Apprentices £6.40

Last updated 18 April 2024

How we know this

Based on data from 127 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2024 and April 2024.

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