Gender Pay Gap
At Aldi we know that the success of our business is due to the dedication and commitment of our 33,000 colleagues across the UK, who deliver outstanding service to our customers every day.
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, your pay depends solely on the type of work you do and how long you have worked for the business.
A new Store Assistant, for example, will earn a market leading hourly rate of £9.40 nationally (£10.90 inside the M25) which rises according to length of service — no other factors, including gender, are considered. The same approach is followed for all roles at Aldi.
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 dfference?
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 to 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.
At Aldi, we’re proud to pay male and female colleagues who do the same roles exactly the same amount at every level of our business.
What is Aldi’s gender pay gap?
Aldi’s mean gender pay gap is 10.83% and our median is 7.78%. Overall, this is a slight increase on our results last year, however, we are committed to closing the gap and we know that there is a lot that we can still do to reduce this.
The differences between 2018 and 2019 have been driven by changes in our split of male and female colleagues across our workforce. Our gender pay gap will continue to change and evolve as we continue to grow as a business.