Amazon is known for its efficiency and no-frills shopping. With just a few clicks, you can order an item on Amazon Prime and have it delivered to your door within days and sometimes even hours.
The company even uses map tracking, which allows customers to track their packages in real time while the delivery driver continues the route.
While many Amazon users experience the company from the mobile app to the doorstep, not that much is known about those who deliver the packages. A June 2022 report reported an increase in injuries to drivers of Amazon’s delivery service partners. Lawsuits involving delivery companies have also been filed.
How Much Do Amazon Drivers Earn?
The national median salary for Amazon delivery drivers is just over $43,207. This is about $21 an hour. These estimates are created by scanning active job databases, says ZipRecruiter.
These wages are subject to change depending on where the driver lives and works. Some cities, like Atkinson, Nebraska, make as much as $55,359 annually, while drivers in Manhattan, New York make $49,401.
How Much Do Amazon Flex Drivers Earn?
Amazon launched Flex in 2015 on the heels of a growing trend of professional drivers using their own cars, like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash. Similarly, Amazon Flex allows drivers to use their own vehicles to deliver packages.
Most Amazon Flex drivers make between $18 and $25 an hour, the company reports, depending on which state a driver lives in and how long it takes them to complete their deliveries. Amazon Flex drivers can also leave tips on specific deliveries, which count towards earnings.
According to Amazon’s FAQ, Amazon Flex drivers are independent contractors and do not receive reimbursement for mileage, parking, or tolls.
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How much do Amazon warehouse workers make?
Amazon warehouse workers make an average of $34,268 per year, reports ZipRecruiter. In hourly wages, that’s just over $16 an hour. The majority of warehouse workers make between $27,000 and $37,500.
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