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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 £10.10 and £13.88 per hour.

The top paying employers for warehouse operatives are Aldi, JCB and Arla Foods.

Last updated 25 May 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 137 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and May 2023.

Who pays warehouse operatives the most?

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What are warehouse operatives saying about pay at Tesco?

  • Best thing

    Working for a well-known company, pay is decent, role is fulfilling, perks of a Colleague Clubcard are good.

    Worst thing

    Stressful busy shop, almost constantly understaffed, not treated with respect or dignity by manager, unsafe shop with shoplifters and threatening behaviour from customers.


    Tesco Shift manager, May 2023

  • Best thing

    Best things are pay better than most places

    Worst thing

    The manager is the worst in the contract it says you will get shifts three weeks ahead and that there is voluntary overtime but the manager will ask you to stay longer the last hour of the shift even after I told her I have a long term health condition meaning that I have to prepare with the correct amount of food for the hours agreed


    Tesco Store colleague, May 2023

  • Best thing


    Worst thing

    Pay and the distance between head office and what’s going on in stores


    Tesco Store manager, April 2023

  • Best thing

    Staff discount, reasonable pay.

    Worst thing

    Poor management, unsociable hours


    Tesco Shift leader, April 2023

  • Best thing

    - Colleagues and friends you make along the way
    - Excellent pay for myself as a student
    - No lack of overtime
    - Brilliant experience with customers

    Worst thing

    - Management don't give a shit
    - Poorly managed rotas
    - Some people get away with absolute murder
    - Highly biased managers towards or against certain co-workers


    Tesco Employee, March 2023

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