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Sainsbury’s is the third largest supermarket chain in the UK.

What's the pay for 16 year olds at Sainsbury’s?

The average pay for 16 year olds at Sainsbury’s is between £10.00 and £11.00 per hour.

Here's a breakdown of what 16 year olds are paid in different roles at Sainsbury’s:

Job Sainsbury’s pay per hour for 16 yr olds
Trading assistant £10.00–11.00
Food services assistant £9.30–10.00

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 6 June 2023

How we know this

Based on data from 86 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and June 2023.

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