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Tesco is the largest supermarket chain in the UK.


What's the average pay for a warehouse operative at Tesco?

The average pay for a warehouse operative at Tesco is between £10.30 and £14.39 per hour.

The top paying employers for warehouse operatives are Aldi, JCB and Royal Mail.

Last updated 20 September 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 108 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and September 2023.

Who pays warehouse operatives the most?

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What are warehouse operatives saying about pay at Tesco?

  • Best thing

    Pays the bills and networking opportunities are good

    Worst thing

    Poor work/life balance


    Tesco Store manager, September 2023

  • Best thing

    Employees get 10% discount, 15% after pay day for 3 days. Bonus pay of an extra 2.30 for hours worked between 12 and 6am, not including 1hr 30 for split breaks

    Worst thing

    Covering more than 1 aisle


    Tesco Employee, September 2023

  • Best thing

    Being out on the road with no one looking over your shoulder

    Worst thing

    Work load is not reflected in the pay


    Tesco Employee, August 2023

  • Best thing

    Good pay
    Great customers

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication
    Unsafe due to theft


    Tesco Employee, August 2023

  • Best thing

    College discount and hours given as well as availability of food as you work in a supermarket. Great mangers who are really understanding, but we need a replacement checkouts manager. Hardly any complaint on the environment and amenities are always available and well maintained. Great store and kind staff who respect one another. It's far superior to any other retail positions I've worked prior, and has great working befits to add.

    Worst thing

    The hourly pay could be increased to match the rising cost of things, the constant theft of products adds a lot of unwanted stress to staff and they should really invest in a proper security officer. Breaks aren't paid for but are shorter to combat this, so you could work 9hours but only received 7.5 hours pay.


    Tesco Checkout operator, June 2023

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