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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 £7.50 and £9.69 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 £7.75–8.50
Shift manager £8.00–10.54
Customer assistant £7.50–9.00
Cook £6.42–9.10

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 £11.95
Rest of the UK £10.90

What is the legal minimum wage?

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

Age group Legal minimum wage
Under 18 £5.28
18-20 £7.49
21-22 £10.18
23 or older £10.42

Last updated 31 May 2023

How we know this

Based on data from 335 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2022 and May 2023.

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