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Spar pay

How much does Spar pay per hour?

£7.76–9.31 from 97 hourly employees at Spar

What does Spar pay different age groups?

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

Age group Spar pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £6.12–8.42 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £7.85–8.66 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.37–9.96 £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.

What does Spar pay for different types of jobs?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Spar compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

Job area Spar pay rate
Managers £8.39–9.80
Stores £6.56–8.73

Does Spar pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every four weeks

64% of people report they get paid every four weeks

Based on 107 employee responses

Does Spar pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time

Excellent

2% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 65 employee responses

Why this matters

It is important that you are paid correctly and on time - everyone has financial commitments and living expenses to keep on top of. At a good job, you shouldn't have to chase up any payments that are due to you.

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

Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

Good

41% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 29 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 Spar pay sick pay?

No. People don’t get proper sick pay

Bad

20% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 95 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 Spar get paid breaks?

Usually. Most people get paid breaks

Good

63% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 96 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 Spar

  • 7.0/10

    Best thing

    Working with the public

    Worst thing

    More things added to job and pay isnt good
    Supervisor, October 2019
  • 8.1/10

    Best thing

    The team I work with.

    Worst thing

    Lack of shift allowance & no sick pay
    Night manager, April 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Best thing

    The team I work with

    Worst thing

    Too much responsibility for such little pay
    Supervisor, December 2019
  • 5.8/10

    Best thing

    Easy work

    Worst thing

    Lazy co-workers and poor pay
    General assistant, June 2020