Most of my friends (16/17) earn between £3.50 and £5 an hour, so it seems to be the middle ground within my group of friends. I'm just above £5 an hour, but then I don't get things my friends on lower rates do so it all balances out.
I'm 17 and my brother is 15 we work at the local fish and chip shop and get £6/hour and five weeks holiday a year. Generally, if you work in a local business where the boss is reasonable they will pay you at least £4.80- my past jobs have been £4.80 and £5.00. Even my 17 year old friend who has a McJob gets £4.65.
(Original post by Friends-Addict)
(although when i turn 18 - March - it gets upped to £4.80)
£4.83 I'd hope.
TBH I always got the minimum wage rate when I worked at WHSmith, but I got the full minimum wage (it was around £5.20 when I left AFAIK) even before I was 18. I think I may have been some strange exception though.
When I was 16 and started working (September 2008) I was only on £3.50 an hour! However this increased to £4 after a few weeks, and then to £4.50 a few weeks after Christmas 2008. Just after my 17th birthday I asked my employer for a payrise to £5, and they actually gave me it so yeah. I think £4.10 is not bad for a 16 year old!
(Original post by Yekim_8)
It's probably just below average but it's above minimum wage I tend to find places will give you abot 4.50 ish, I think you are doing not to badly with that amount though and it's good to have a job.
This. I was on £5.75 when I had my first job at 16.