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Amazon pay

How much does Amazon pay per hour?

£9.50–15.53 from 168 hourly employees at Amazon

What does Amazon pay different age groups?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Amazon compare to the minimum wage and the Real Living Wage.

Age group Amazon pay rate Real Living Wage Minimum wage
Under 18 Not enough data yet Only applies to people 18 and over £4.55
18-20 £9.50–11.21 £9.30, £10.75 in London £6.45
21-24 £8.90–13.46 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.20
25 and over £9.50–16.45 £9.30, £10.75 in London £8.72

The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.

The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

What does Amazon pay for different types of jobs?

This table shows how hourly pay rates at Amazon compare across the different types of jobs they offer.

Job area Amazon pay rate
Drivers £10.00–16.53
Managers £10.05–18.50
Warehouses £9.50–12.50

Does Amazon pay weekly, biweekly or monthly?

People get paid every week

93% of people report they get paid every week

Based on 172 employee responses

Does Amazon pay accurately and on time?

Yes. People get paid accurately and on time


4% of people report they have been paid late or the wrong amount

Based on 26 employee responses

Why this matters

It is important that you are paid correctly and on time - everyone has financial commitments and living expenses to keep on top of. At a good job, you shouldn't have to chase up any payments that are due to you.

Do workers at Amazon do extra work that they don't get paid for?

No. People don’t do unpaid extra work


22% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

Based on 134 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Does Amazon pay sick pay?

No. People don’t get proper sick pay


20% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

Based on 157 employee responses

Why this matters

Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Do workers at Amazon get paid breaks?

Usually. Most people get paid breaks


51% of people say they get paid breaks

Based on 163 employee responses

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

What people say about pay at Amazon

  • 4.9/10

    Best thing

    Self employed, manage my work myself.

    Worst thing

    pay and amount of stops
    Multi drop driver, April 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Best thing

    The flexible worktime and pay ment

    Worst thing

    The hard work and dangerous envoirment

    Delivery associate, April 2020
  • 3.6/10

    Best thing

    Reasonable pay per hour

    Worst thing

    Long hours and intense physical work

    Sortation associate, September 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Best thing

    Flexibility, pay , availability

    Worst thing

    Repetitive/ dull nature

    Warehouse operative, January 2020