Amazon’s latest statistics show that the company’s total expenditures on employment and infrastructure in various U.S. states from 2010 to 2020—showing where the tech giant has bet the most in the past decade, and which areas remain to be Fill up.
Amazon Announced the numbers As other influences of its growth are increasingly appearing in the news, show its positive influence across the country.
- According to the company, Amazon has spent more than $530 billion on U.S. infrastructure (such as new facilities) and employee compensation in the past decade.
- Amazon said it has created more U.S. jobs in the past decade than any other company, and currently employs more than 950,000 employees in the country. (Amazon has more than 1.3 million employees worldwide.)
- From 2010 to 2020, these figures put Washington State far ahead with US$129 billion in corporate economic investment.
- California ranks second, spending $81 billion in employment and infrastructure over the past decade.
- Amazon is building its second headquarters in Virginia. Amazon’s expenditure is $34 billion, ranking third in the past ten years.
- The top 10 are Texas (29 billion U.S. dollars), New Jersey (23 billion U.S. dollars), Kentucky (20 billion U.S. dollars), Florida (18 billion U.S. dollars), Pennsylvania (17 billion U.S. dollars), Arizona ($16 billion) and Indiana ($15 billion).
View the numbers by state On this Amazon mapAnd in our sortable list below.
Given Amazon’s rapid growth in Seattle and more recently near Bellevue, Washington, the total amount of Amazon’s investment in Washington State over the past decade is not surprising.
Amazon said that in response to the impact of COVID-19, its annual expenditure on infrastructure and employment across the country reached a record $167 billion in 2020.
Although the company released investment data for each state over the past ten years, it rejected GeekWire’s request to do the same in the past year.
However, by calculating the difference between the company’s latest statistics and past disclosures, we can estimate that Amazon’s spending in Washington State in the past year is about 28 billion to 29 billion U.S. dollars.
California’s ranking in 2020 is closer to second than the entire decade, and Amazon’s spending this year is estimated at $26 billion.
This reflects the rapid expansion of Amazon’s fulfillment centers and delivery centers, as the company has established last-mile delivery capabilities across the country.
By the end of 2020, Amazon had hired more than 153,000 employees in California, a sign of this increase, almost twice that of Washington State.
However, many of Amazon’s jobs in its hometown are high-paying engineering and business leadership roles. Amazon’s starting salary for its fulfillment and distribution network is $15 per hour, which is more than twice the federal minimum wage, but it also employs a larger percentage of part-time staff for these positions.
This is a sortable list of GeekWire’s total investment in Amazon from 2010 to 2020 in each state, as well as the number of employees from 2015 to 2020. These data come from data that we have compiled and maintained over the years as part of our company’s report.