Asda has just confirmed a pay rise for about 120,000 workers at its factories – but it’s not the only grocer to raise wages this year. Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer have also increased wages for basic wage workers
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Asda is the latest supermarket to confirm a pay rise for thousands of workers – but how does it compare to other stores?
In an update today, Asda announced that the hourly rate for 120,000 workers in the workshop will rise to £10.10 an hour from July.
The supermarket says that wage is 60p on top of the National Living Wage, which sets the minimum you should be paid depending on your age.
The national living wage (for people aged 23 and over) is currently £9.50 an hour.
If you are earning the national minimum wage, this is £9.18 per hour for workers aged 21-22, £6.83 per hour for workers aged 18-20 and £4.81 per hour for workers under 18 years.
The national minimum wage rate for apprentices is also £4.81.
How much do supermarkets pay their workers?
Asda isn’t the only grocer to confirm a pay rise this year – Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks and Spencer have also increased wages for basic wage workers.
The highest starting wage for workers outside of London is currently £10.10 – this is paid by four of the big supermarkets.
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Here are the latest supermarket pay rates for all stores that have confirmed new hourly rates for April 2022.
- Aldi: from £10.10 per hour
- Asda: from £10.10 per hour
- Lidl: from £10.10 per hour
- Marks and Spencer: from £10 an hour
- Sainsbury’s: from £10 per hour
- Tesco: from £10.10 per hour
- Waitrose: from £9.90 per hour
Morrisons has not confirmed whether staff will be given raises in 2022, but last year pay started at £10 an hour.
We’re checking if this has risen to reflect the cost of living crisis and will update this article when we get a response.
Iceland paid its factory workers at least the national living wage last year, which just rose from £8.91 to £9.50.
We asked Iceland if it increased this wage rate.
Those working for a supermarket in the M25 are generally paid a higher amount than listed above.
For example, Asda told The Mirror that store workers in London will earn at least £11.27 an hour, compared with £10.10 outside the capital.
Tesco pays its London workers £10.78 an hour, while Aldi offers £11.55 an hour and M&S pays London workers £11.25 an hour.
Higher pay for those working within the M25 is known as “London weighting” to reflect the higher cost of living.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/tesco-asda-morrisons-sainsburys-supermarket-26789998 Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's supermarket wage rates and salaries were ranked