Highest paying supermarkets revealed including Lidl, Aldi and Asda – and you can earn up to £11.40 per hour | The Sun

LIDL is the latest supermarket to announce wage increases for employees.

The bargain store is now one of the highest paying in the sector, levelling up with rival Aldi.

Thousands of employees will see their hourly pay rates increase by up to 16%.

Lidl store and warehouse staff outside of the M25 will get an hourly pay increase of £11.40, up from £11, rising to £12.30 with length of service.

For those working within the M25, pay will go up to £12.85 from £11.95.

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For pay inside of London, Lidl is the highest paying supermarket.

Rates of pay in London are usually higher among many employers to reflect the higher cost of living in the capital.

Staff who have worked for longer or are in higher positions usually get more.

The National Minimum Wage is £10.18 an hour for those aged between 21 and 22.

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All supermarkets pay higher than the National Minimum Wage.

Meanwhile, the National Living Wage – which is the minimum wage for those aged 23 and over – is £10.42.

Supermarkets also offer other benefits for staff, like discounts on food , free health checks and bonuses.

So if you're considering a job at one of these shops it's worth looking at the work perks you can get too.

But which grocery shop pays the best rates? Here are the basic hourly rates of pay ranked.


Aldi pays its employees £11.40 an hour for a starting rate.

This came in as of July 1 this year and is more than 13% higher than it was a year ago.

Aldi's pay currently matches Lidl's as being the top paying supermarket.


Asda employees get paid £11.11 if they work at a store outside of London.

Within London workers will be paid £12.25.

They were previously paid £11 an hour and £12.17 respectively.

This came into effect on July 3 this year.

Before then, the pay also rose to £11, from £01.10. on April 2.


Tesco staff get an hourly rate of £11.02.

This was the third pay increase in the last 10 months prior to February this year.

The new pay rise came into effect as of April 2, 2023.


If you work at Sainsbury's then you'll get £11 an hour if you live outside of London.

For those working within London, you'll be paid £11.05 an hour – this went up from £10.10 in February.

Marks & Spencer

Posh supermarket M&S pays its staff £10.90 an hour.

While those in London will get £11.25.

This went up for staff in April this year, and applied to all 40,000 customers assistants across the UK.


Morrisons pays its staff £10.42 an hour, which is the lowest out of all of the supermarkets.

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However, Morrisons has also confirmed that from October 2, pay for employees will go up to £10.92 for those outside of London.

For those inside of London, pay will rise from £11.27 to £11.77.

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