Updated February 9, 2022
Average Amazon Salary
$57,000 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More
$27.40 hourly

Entry level Salary
$25,000 yearly
$25,000
10 %
$57,000
Median
$128,000
90 %

How Much Does Amazon Pay?

The national average salary for an employee at Amazon is $57,763 per year or $27.77 per hour. There is a significant gap between the bottom 10 percent of earners and the top 10 percent of earners. The lowest-paid workers at Amazon make less than $25,000 a year, while the highest-paid workers can earn over $128,000. Show More

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Amazon Jobs

Highest Paying Jobs At Amazon

While the average employee salary at Amazon is $57,763, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Amazon are Software Development Manager, Data Engineer, Scientist, and Software Development Engineer. A worker with the title Software Development Manager salary at Amazon can earn an average yearly salary of $165,358. Other roles at Amazon include Cashier and Stower. A Cashier at Amazon earns an average yearly salary of $28,347.

Highest Paying Jobs At Amazon

RankJob TitleAverage Amazon SalaryHourly Rate
1Software Development Manager$165,358$79.50
2Data Engineer$130,021$62.51
3Scientist$122,856$59.07
4Software Development Engineer$122,723$59.00
5Solutions Architect$119,149$57.28
6Information Technology Project Manager$116,355$55.94
7Finance Analyst$99,178$47.68
8Business Analyst$93,652$45.03
9Systems Administrator$92,993$44.71
10Delivery Driver$48,040$23.10
11Inventory Controller$40,661$19.55
12Ambassador$39,189$18.84
13Fulfillment Associate$36,581$17.59
14Process Assistant$36,410$17.50
15Forklift Operator$34,608$16.64
16Warehouse Worker$33,622$16.16
17Sorter$33,426$16.07
18Package Handler$33,301$16.01
19Material Handler$33,200$15.96
20Warehouse Associate$33,039$15.88

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Average Amazon Salaries By Locations

When choosing a place to work, it's important to factor in the cost of living when negotiating a salary. Employees at Amazon earn different salaries depending on their region. Our data shows that Amazon employees in Sunnyvale, CA get paid the most, where the average yearly pay is $69,661. This can be compared to Seattle, WA, where Amazon employees earn an average salary of $65,925.

Salaries By Location At Amazon

RankLocationAverage Amazon SalaryHourly Rate
1Sunnyvale, CA$69,661$33.49
2Seattle, WA$65,925$31.69
3Portland, OR$62,528$30.06
4New York, NY$58,163$27.96
5Boston, MA$56,329$27.08
6Tempe, AZ$54,103$26.01
7Herndon, VA$52,093$25.04
8Chicago, IL$52,090$25.04
9Denver, CO$50,136$24.10
10Dallas, TX$47,424$22.80
11Atlanta, GA$45,437$21.84

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Average Amazon Salaries By Department

Our data shows that different departments at Amazon pay different salaries. Based on our analysis, the employees in Engineering earn salaries at Amazon that are well above average, with yearly earnings averaging $123,126. The second-highest paying department is Research & Development, where employees earn an average salary of $116,836 per year. Departments that don't pay as well at Amazon include the Customer Service and Warehouse organizational functions, with employees earning $33,151 and $33,472, respectively.

Salaries By Department At Amazon

RankDepartmentAverage Amazon SalaryHourly Rate
1Engineering$123,126$59.20
2Research & Development$116,836$56.17
3Marketing$114,378$54.99
4IT$108,403$52.12
5Non Profit/Government$98,765$47.48
6Plant/Manufacturing$56,823$27.32
7Supply Chain$50,246$24.16
8Warehouse$33,473$16.09
9Customer Service$33,151$15.94

Best Paying Amazon Warehouse Position Salaries

RankPositionAverage Amazon SalaryHourly Rate
1Driver$41,768$20.08
2Inventory Controller$40,661$19.55
3Fulfillment Associate$36,581$17.59
4Order Selector$36,399$17.50
5Forklift Operator$34,608$16.64
6Warehouse Worker$33,622$16.16
7Scanner$33,481$16.10
8Sorter$33,426$16.07
9Package Handler$33,301$16.01
10Material Handler$33,200$15.96
11Warehouse Associate$33,039$15.88
12Shipping And Receiving Clerk$33,007$15.87
13Order Filler$32,890$15.81
14Production Worker$32,616$15.68
15Picker$32,289$15.52
16Shipping And Receiving Coordinator$31,873$15.32
17Receiver$31,030$14.92
18Packer$30,950$14.88
19Fulfillment Specialist$30,775$14.80
20Stocker$29,449$14.16

Amazon Warehouse Jobs

Best Paying Amazon Engineering Position Salaries

RankPositionAverage Amazon SalaryHourly Rate
1Software Development Manager$165,358$79.50
2Data Engineer$130,021$62.51
3Data Scientist$129,852$62.43
4Software Development Engineer$122,723$59.00
5Senior Project Manager$119,736$57.57
6Database Administrator$97,275$46.77
7Bioinformatics Team Member$82,331$39.58

Amazon Engineering Jobs

Best Paying Amazon IT Position Salaries

RankPositionAverage Amazon SalaryHourly Rate
1Enterprise Engineer$146,892$70.62
2Senior Security Consultant$129,237$62.13
3Security Engineer$126,620$60.88
4Infrastructure Architect$121,376$58.35
5Senior Project Manager$119,736$57.57
6Solutions Architect$119,149$57.28
7Information Technology Project Manager$116,355$55.94
8Securities Consultant$103,937$49.97
9Information Technology Analyst$100,541$48.34
10Systems Administrator$92,993$44.71
11Systems Specialist$92,723$44.58
12Programmer Analyst$85,112$40.92
13Data Center Technician$47,473$22.82
14Support Specialist$46,684$22.44

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Recently Added Amazon Salaries

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Highest Paying Amazon Competitor Salaries

Some of the competitors of Amazon are eBay, Best Buy, and Target. Employees at eBay earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $106,397. The employees at Best Buy earn an average yearly salary of $39,946 per year, and the salaries at Target average $35,516 per year.

Salaries By Amazon Competitors

RankCompany NameZippia ScoreAverage Salary
1eBay4.9$106,397
2Best Buy4.8$39,946
3Target4.7$35,516
4Whole Foods Market4.5$32,721
5Walmart4.8$31,396
6Bop4.7$30,417

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