The highest paying Christmas pub jobs this year revealed – and it's not Greene King and Wetherspoons | The Sun

PULLING a pint could bring in the extra pounds you need to cover the cost of Christmas this year.

A range of major chains are looking for extra staff to serve festive drinkers, but some pay more than others.

Many offer over the minimum wage though, which is £10.42 per hour for those aged over 23.

Wages advertised at Young's pubs are £12, and that's the going rate for positions at Mitchell's and Butlers too.

That's according to jobs website Adzuna which analysed a range of Christmas jobs and rates of pay exclusively for The Sun.

Young's has over 200 pubs across the country.

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As well as bar staff, the chain has nearly 200 positions for kitchen staff too.

Assistants at the Spring Grove in Kingston can start on up to £11.50 per hour for example, and work either full-time or part-time.

Mitchells & Butlers owns brands including All Bar One and O'Neills with more than 1,700 pubs and restaurants across the country meaning there is bound to be a venue in your local area.

Roles are available on a part-time and full-time basis, plus you can take your pick from front of house roles or back of house working in kitchens.

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You could also earn £11.50 working at one of Greene King's pubs.

Or if you're looking for a Christmas gig, you can expect to earn £11 an hour working at Wetherspoon or Stonegate pubs.

Pay is advertised as £10.81 at pub chain Whitbread.

Andrew Hunter, the co-founder of Adzuna, said: “Working over the holidays can be a joyful and rewarding experience as you’ll be surrounded by festive decorations all day, and you get to spread the holiday cheer to others.

"There are plenty of seasonal jobs paying way above the minimum wage.

"On top of that, you get to snag exclusive staff perks and attend holiday staff parties.”

The National Living Wage is the minimum wage for those over 23, and workers must legally be paid at least £10.42 an hour.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour for workers under the age of 23.

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Those aged 21-22 must earn at least £10.18 an hour and for 18 to 20-year-olds, the minimum wage is £7.49 an hour.

If working behind a bar isn't your bag, we've looked at the best-paying retail jobs, and have a round-up of the highest-paying festive temp jobs.

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