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Royal Mail is the British postal service. They're known for their bright red pillar post boxes.

What's the average pay for a machine operator at Royal Mail?

The average pay for a machine operator at Royal Mail is between £10.45 and £14.72 per hour.

The top paying employers for machine operators are Rolls-Royce, Flannery and Unilever.

Last updated 25 March 2023

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

How we know this

Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2020 and March 2023.

Who pays machine operators the most?

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What are machine operators saying about pay at Royal Mail?

  • Best thing

    Getting to work outside, the customers.

    Worst thing

    Poor management, having to work hard for little pay. Colleagues only care about themselves- no teamwork.


    Royal Mail Employee, March 2023

  • Best thing

    Having freedom once your out of the office

    Worst thing

    Not allowed days off have to book 1 week. You can't have the week you want it has to be what's left. you have to plan around them. Low moral and no affirmations. Poor management and no care for your sickness. And stop pay if they feel like it looks.


    Royal Mail Employee, March 2023

  • Best thing

    Still a workplace like no other, hours and pay is good

    Worst thing

    Bullying is out of control, both managers and employees are guilty of it, the mental health struggles that come of this are easily apparent to see


    Royal Mail Vehicle technician, February 2023

  • Best thing

    It pays the bills

    Worst thing

    Upper management Turning a simple job into an absolute farce


    Royal Mail Postman, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Job ain't hard

    Worst thing

    No job security and pay isn't that good


    Royal Mail Machine operator, January 2023

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