Gender pay gap
At Aldi we know that the success of our business is due to the dedication and commitment of our 36,000 colleagues across the UK, who deliver outstanding service to our customers every day. The effort they have put in to help feed the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic has only served to make that more apparent.
We are one of the leading employers in the retail sector and are proud to offer fair, equitable pay to all colleagues. In fact, we are the UK’s best paying supermarket and our entire salary structure is designed with fairness in mind.
At Aldi, our colleagues’ pay depends solely on the type of work they do and how long they have worked for the business.
A new Store Assistant, for example, will earn a market-leading hourly rate of £9.55 nationally (£11.07 inside the M25) which rises according to length of service. Like all roles at Aldi, no other factors are considered.
We are proud that we pay men and women exactly the same for doing the same job.
Gender pay gap vs. equal pay gap - what’s the difference?
It’s important to distinguish between gender pay and equal pay as the two are often confused. Gender pay is the difference between the average pay of men compared with the average pay of women and is expressed as a percentage difference.
Equal pay, on the other hand, is the legal requirement for men and women to be paid the same for performing the same work or work of equal value.
What is Aldi’s gender pay gap?
Aldi’s mean gender pay gap is 10.25% and our median is 7.08%. Overall, this is an improvement on our results last year, however, we are committed to continuously closing the gap, and we know there is still more we can do.