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How to Become an

Amazon Now Driver

The complete career guide to be an Amazon Now Driver: salary, job growth, employers, best schools, and education you may need to get started.

Why We Love It

  • $27,890
    Potential Avg. Salary
  • 4.7%
    Job Growth Rate
  • Growing Demand
    Job Outlook
  • Flexible Hours
    Career Attribute

Amazon Now drivers work for the Amazon Flex program. Customers in certain markets can order off the company’s website for 1-2 hour deliveries through Amazon Prime Now. Amazon Now drivers pick up packages ordered from local Amazon warehouses and deliver them to customers in the area.


What is an Amazon Now Driver?

The following job responsibilities are common for individuals in Amazon Now driver roles:

  • Pick up packages from a local Amazon warehouse and deliver packages to customers
  • Load and unload packages from vehicles
  • Deliver packages in person, and record details of package recipient when required

A Day in the Life

While you can get preferred scheduling by reserving working hours the week before deliveries, it’s also possible to schedule hours to deliver Amazon Prime Now packages on the same day you want to work. Drivers start their day by choosing what hours they want to work within the Amazon Flex driver app, and then go to the facility to await a delivery order. Drivers are paid for the time spent waiting at the facility whether they are actively delivering packages or not. Once you arrive, you check in using the app.

Eventually, an Amazon worker will call your name, and you’re given either a single package or a cart of packages. How many you receive depends on how many packages need to be delivered on a route. You follow in-app directions to navigate to the customer’s home or office, and then you deliver the package. Some packages can be left on the doorstep, some must be delivered to a person with the receiving individual recorded in the app, and some require age verification (for age-restricted purchases).

After delivering your package, you’ll continue making deliveries if additional deliveries were received while you were at the warehouse, or you’ll return to the facility to await another package if you’ve completed that set of deliveries. This continues throughout your shift. In addition to a set hourly rate for delivery, Amazon Now drivers also make tips, so the more friendly and efficient you are, the more money you’ll make working for the Amazon Flex program.

Typical Work Schedule

Amazon Now drivers set their own schedules and can work in 2, 4, and 8-hour shifts pretty much any time when the local Amazon warehouse is open. Day shifts, evening shifts, and weekend shifts are available, and hours can be scheduled either in advance or the day of deliveries.

Projected Job Growth

As Amazon continues to expand into additional markets, the demand for Amazon Now drivers will continue to grow. Drivers may also be able to use the experience gained working as an Amazon Now driver to secure positions as Uber drivers or food delivery drivers.


How To Become an Amazon Now Driver

To become an Amazon Now driver, you need to complete an application on the Amazon Flex website. The application process includes a mandatory background check that you’re required to pass to be approved to deliver Amazon Prime Now packages. No formal education or experience is required to deliver packages for Amazon Flex, though a functional knowledge of the delivery area is beneficial.

It can take up to two weeks for your application to be approved after submitting it, so don’t be concerned if you don’t hear back immediately. Once your application is approved, you’re required to watch a series of video webinars that train you on the processes you’ll be expected to execute as an Amazon Now driver. Once you complete the webinar training, you’ll be able to download the Amazon Flex driver app and start scheduling shifts for deliveries.

One benefit for Amazon Now drivers is that it doesn’t matter what type of car you use to deliver packages. While you’ll obviously need a functional car to perform deliveries, there are no requirements for the type of car used like there are for popular rideshare services.


Amazon Now Driver Salary Data

We’ve provided you the following to learn more about this career. The salary and growth data on this page comes from recently published Bureau of Labor Statistics data while the recommendations and editorial content are based on our research.

National Anual Salary

Low Range

$18,740

Average

$27,890

High Range

$47,410

National Hourly Wage

Low Range

$9/hr

Average

$13/hr

High Range

$23/hr

How do Amazon Now Driver salaries stack up to other jobs across the country? Based on the latest jobs data nationwide, Amazon Now Driver's can make an average annual salary of $27,890, or $13 per hour. This makes it an Above Average Salary. On the lower end, they can make $18,740 or $9 per hour, perhaps when just starting out or based on the state you live in.

Salary Rankings And Facts

  • #730 Nationally for All Careers


Highest Education Among Amazon Now Drivers

  • 0.2%   Doctorate
  • 0.7%   Masters
  • 4.8%   Bachelors
  • 5.6%   Associates
  • 22.7%   College
  • 48.2%   High School
  • 17.8%   Less than High School

Job Growth Projections and Forecast

2014 Total Jobs

445,300

2024 Est. Jobs

466,100

Job Growth Rate

4.7%

Est. New Jobs

20,800

How does Amazon Now Driver job growth stack up to other jobs across the country? By 2024, there will be a change of 20,800 jobs for a total of 466,100 people employed in the career nationwide. This is a 4.7% change in growth over the next ten years, giving the career a growth rate nationwide of Below Average.

Growth Rankings And Facts

  • #449 Nationally for All Careers


What Companies Employ The Most Amazon Now Drivers

Industry Current Jobs New Jobs Needed % Increase
Grocery and related product wholesalers 70,300 3,000 3%
Self-employed workers 35,000 800 1%
Full-service restaurants 27,700 1,400 1%

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