Do Royal Mail pay by the hour or annually?

People get paid by the hour at Royal Mail.

83%
by the hour
17%
an annual salary
  • 83% of people report they get paid by the hour
  • 17% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Last updated 20 May, 2022

How we know this

Based on 1,487 job reviews from people who work at Royal Mail.

What employees are saying about Royal Mail

  • Best thing

    Pay and conditions are industry leading and we're unionised. It's possible to take career breaks up to two years. There's usually plenty of overtime.

    Worst thing

    Annual leave has to be booked over a year in advance and you're not guaranteed the weeks you want. We're understaffed and can't complete our jobs properly. It's stressful taking your rest day and annual leave as your round will be left uncovered. They only take on part time staff and getting made up to full time can take years, even if you always work a full time week. Smaller offices implement overtime bans which isn't ideal if you rely on it. If you don't have your own round you don't get the rota until the Friday before so making plans is impossible.

    7.5

    Royal Mail Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting and chatting to the people I have got to know over the years of doing my regular delivery.

    Worst thing

    Being out in all weathers.. Wintertime can become a bit much as you get older.. Nice when Summer comes around though.

    7.7

    Royal Mail Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with the public, paid leave, good pension

    Worst thing

    Work life balance, management have their favourites. Constantly moving the goal posts on targets. Delivery’s getting bigger and bigger but less time to do it!

    6.0

    Royal Mail Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Relaxed environment
    Friendly colleagues
    Easy tasks
    Treated respectfully

    Worst thing

    Only guaranteed part time hours
    Volume of work was inconsistent

    7.8

    Royal Mail Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Being outside

    Worst thing

    Revisions that have made duties impossible to complete. Deliveries failing for weeks on end

    7.7

    Royal Mail Employee, November 2021