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Wagamama pay

How much does Wagamama pay per hour?

£8.21–9.99 from 44 hourly employees at Wagamama

What does Wagamama pay different age groups?

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

Age group Wagamama pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £8.13–8.97 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £8.17–9.87 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £8.33–10.74 £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 Wagamama pay for different types of jobs?

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

Job area Wagamama pay rate
Managers £8.65–10.31
Kitchens £8.61–9.95
Front of house £8.08–8.72

Does Wagamama pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every week

88% of people report they get paid every week

Based on 34 employee responses

Does Wagamama pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


4% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 23 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 Wagamama do extra work that they don't get paid for?

No. People don’t do unpaid extra work


14% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 7 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 Wagamama pay sick pay?

No. People don’t get proper sick pay


13% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 31 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 Wagamama get paid breaks?

Yes. People get paid breaks


76% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 33 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.

Does Wagamama make sure that tips are shared fairly?

Usually. Most people think tips are shared fairly


59% of people think that customer service charges and tips are shared fairly

Based on 29 employee responses

Why this matters

At a good job, if customers pay a service charge or leave a tip, that money should be shared fairly between hourly staff.

What people say about pay at Wagamama

  • 6.8/10

    Best thing

    job security, pay (8.72+tronc), getting food when I work

    Worst thing

    split shifts, late night finish, stress.

    Front of house team member, July 2020