How Many Employees Does Amazon Have

How Many Employees Does Amazon Have in 2024?

How Many Employees Does Amazon Have in 2024?

Amazon is a mover and shaker in the multinational technology eCommerce sector.

Amazon offers products and services across several segments including eCommerce, digital streaming (Prime Video), streaming music (Amazon Music), cloud computing, and more.

With all Amazon has to offer, how many employees does Amazon have in 2024? This will be the focus of this resource.

We’ll learn how many people work for Amazon and other pertinent information just in case you want a job with the company.

Let’s look into Amazon’s workforce.

Key Statistics

  • At the global level, Amazon employs about 1.5 million people. 
  • 1.1 million Amazon employees live in the United States. 
  • Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming don’t have any Amazon employees, but 47 other states do. 
  • California has the most Amazon employees at over 170,000.
  • Montana has the fewest employees at 30 workers among the states with Amazon employees.

How Many Employees Does Amazon Have in 2024?

Amazon Employees

At the global level, Amazon employs just over 1.5 million people, most of which (1.1 million) work in the United States.

Amazon’s employee base consists of part-time and full-time workers. 

In 2019, there were 798,000 employees at Amazon, which represents an increase of 23.24% from the previous year.

In 2021, Amazon employed over 1.6 million workers, which was an increase over 2020 of 23.88%. 

However, a slight decline occurred for 2022, leaving a global employee count of 1,541,000, a 4.17% decrease over 2021.

With the layoffs publicized in November 2022, we may see another decline in the employee base at Amazon for 2023. 

According to The New York Times, In November 2022, Amazon said they would be laying off about 10,000 in the technology and corporate departments of the company.

While that’s a small percentage of its total employees, 10,000 people will be job seeking again. 

Among other big-name businesses that are laying off employees, it’s mostly due to over hiring during the pandemic. 

Other reasons could be related to the economic slowdown, or even AI.

Besides Amazon layoffs, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google), Zoom, and Salesforce have plans to lay off some employees. 

While we don’t know what Amazon is doing, we do know that at least one of these other companies are offering generous severance packages to sustain laid off workers as they look for new jobs.

(Amazon About, MacroTrends)

What are Some Amazon Job Positions?

Some of the jobs offered at Amazon include warehouse associates, warehouse workers, planners and schedulers, delivery drivers, facility maintenance, control systems management, onsite medial representative (safety). and more. 

There isn’t enough space in one article to address all the types of jobs Amazon offers.

The warehouse positions alone cover sorters, package handlers, support associates, order selectors, assistants, machine operators, fulfillment workers, and more. 

These jobs are mostly those “on the ground” positions, not corporate or executive level.

There are administrative jobs offered by Amazon and remote positions for customer service and order taking.

You would need to explore job openings in your area to find out about Amazon jobs and if they are hiring.

(Amazon Jobs)

What Does Amazon’s Workforce Look Like?

Amazon is relatively diverse in its hiring and employee base.

According to the data we found from 2021 on Amazon’s site, they have 51.7% men and 48.3% women in their employ worldwide.

In the United States, women account for 50.3% of Amazon’s employees and 49.7% are men. 

When it comes to diversity, Amazon employs 32.9% African Americans, 26.7 Caucasians, 27.2% LatinX, 8.2% Asian Americans, 3.3% Multiracial employees, and 1.7% Native Americans.

At the global corporate level, Amazon’s workforce is made up of 32.8% women compared to 67.2% men.

In the United States, Amazon’s workforce consists of 32.7% women and 67.3% men. 

(Amazon About)

What Benefits Come with Working at Amazon?

Amazon’s pay scale starts from around $30,000 per year and goes to over $170,000 per year depending on the position and the length of time on the job.

Generally, Amazon’s pay scale across employees is fair and equal.

Overall, the average Amazon employee makes about $64,805 (USD) per year. 

Here is an overview of the benefits you get with an Amazon job.

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Healthcare Package for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescriptions Plus:

  • Neighborhood health centers
  • Medical advice line
  • Adoption assistance
  • Health savings account (with employer contribution)
  • Virtual health care urgent care or primary care visits

Time Off

  • Personal, sick, and vacation days
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Short work breaks when you need time off
  • 20 paid weeks of parental leave

Financial

  • Competitive weekly wages
  • Overtime pays for over 40 hours
  • Time and a half for holidays
  • 401K savings
  • Estate planning
  • Financial planning
  • Anytime pay to access up to 70% of your weekly earners sooner

These are just a few of the benefits Amazon offers its employees.

Some are available to you within 21 days, some from day one, and some according to eligibility.

(Amazon Hiring, Indeed)

Where Does Amazon Operate?

Amazon Employees

Amazon operates locations across 50 continents, of which about 20 have dedicated websites.

This includes the United States, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Brazil, and Mexico

Some other countries where Amazon has employees and locations include, Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, India, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and United Arab Emirates. 

Overall, Amazon delivers to more than 100 countries across the globe. 

How Satisfied Are Amazon Employees?

According to the most recent Glassdoor reviews about Amazon’s workplace, reviewers give the company a 3.8 out of 5-star rating across all metrics.

Additionally, 74% approve of Amazon’s CEO, Andy Jassy. Moreover, 72% of Amazon’s employees say they would recommend working at Amazon.

(Glassdoor)

Conclusion

Now we know that the number of Amazon employees is over 1.5 million people worldwide, and that most seem to be satisfied with their jobs in the United States (Glassdoor)

Amazon has 1,137 distribution centers in the United States and plans to open another 331.

Amazon also has 18 tech hubs all over North America. Worldwide, Amazon has 305 large fulfillment centers. 

It’s no wonder they have over 1.5 million employees working in all their locations.

Amazon has more buildings used for cloud servers and other purposes, like their headquarters, but we can surmise the company has over, or will soon have over 1500 locations all over the world. 

Sources

Amazon AboutAmazon HiringAmazon Jobs
GlassdoorGourmetAdsIndeed
MacroTrendsNCESCThe New York Times
World Population Review

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Written by Kelly Indah
I’m the editor at Increditools and a dedicated cybersecurity expert with a robust technical background. With over a decade’s experience in the tech industry, I have worn many hats, from software developer to security analyst.