How often do you check your payslips?

How often do you check your payslips?

HR software provider Ciphr polled 1,007 British workers to find out how often people check their payslips.

Here’s the results:

On average, just over half of respondents (57%) say they always check their payslips, while one in five (21%) check them frequently (very often). A further one in six (14%) check them sometimes, one in 20 (5%) say they rarely do, and one in 33 (3%) never do.

How often do you check your payslips?

By age:

Nearly three-quarters (74%) of people over-55 say they always check their payslips, compared to around three-fifths (61%) of 35 to 54-year-olds, half (52%) of 25 to 34-year-olds, and less than half (45%) of 18 to 24-year-olds.

Younger workers are the least likely to look at their payslips overall, with around a third (32%) not checking them regularly.

How often do you check your payslips? - by age

By organisational role:

Employees in non-management roles seem to be more conscientious when it comes to their payslips than their bosses. 60% of non-managerial staff compared to 45% of people occupying senior management positions say that they always check their payslips.

How often do you check your payslips? - by job role

By industry:

Hospitality and foodservice workers are, reportedly, the least likely to not check their payslips regularly (6%). Followed by employees working in transportation and warehousing, health and social care, education, and real estate – 17% of these employees also say they don’t check their payslips regularly.

People least likely to check their payslips - by industry


Ciphr polled 1,005 UK adults on 23 September 2021 as part of a wider survey on the UK’s gender pay gap. 12% of survey respondents work in small companies with 26-50 employees, 28% work in medium-sized companies with 51-250 employees, 22% work in large companies with 251-1,000 employees, 15% work in organisations with 1,001-5,000 employees, and 23% work in enterprises with over 5,001 employees.

All statistics have been rounded to the nearest integer or to one decimal place. Totals may not sum due to rounding.