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8.8/10
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Northern Rail pay

How much does Northern Rail pay per hour?

£11.57–29.15 from 16 hourly employees at Northern Rail

What does Northern Rail pay different age groups?

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

Age group Northern Rail pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 Not enough data yet £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 Not enough data yet £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £12.40–28.40 £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.

Does Northern Rail pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every four weeks

98% of people report they get paid every four weeks

Based on 43 employee responses

Do workers at Northern Rail do extra work that they don't get paid for?

No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

Excellent

9% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 35 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 Northern Rail pay sick pay?

Yes. People get proper sick pay

Excellent

98% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 42 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 Northern Rail get paid breaks?

Yes. People get paid breaks

Excellent

98% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 42 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 Northern Rail

  • 6.1/10

    Best thing

    pay Holiday allowance

    Worst thing

    Management

    Disruption controller, June 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Best thing

    pay and hours worked

    Worst thing

    Shifts

    Train driver, June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Best thing

    pay and conditions Responsibility

    Worst thing

    Weekend working

    Conductor, August 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Best thing

    Time spent alone to get on with the job. The pay .

    Worst thing

    Dealing with the general public.

    Train driver, January 2020