As an experienced Amazon seller, I know how confusing pay stubs can be for new Amazon employees. You may be wondering:
- How do I access my pay stub online?
- What do all those numbers and codes mean?
- How do I get my W-2 after leaving Amazon?
Not to worry! In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know about finding and understanding your Amazon pay stub in 2023. With over 10 years of e-commerce experience under my belt, I‘ll provide plenty of insider tips and expertise. Let‘s get started!
Accessing Your Amazon Pay Stub Online
The fastest way to access your pay stubs is through the Amazon Employee Human Resources (EHR) website. As an Amazon seller, I access similar financial reports through Seller Central daily. Here‘s how to view your pay info on EHR:
What You‘ll Need
Before you can view your pay stubs online, you‘ll need:
Amazon employee credentials – Your Amazon username and password or employee ID number. These allow you to log into EHR.
Internet-connected device – A computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the website.
Secure internet connection – For privacy, always use a personal WiFi or cellular data connection. Public WiFi networks can be risky.
Steps to View Your Pay Stub
Visit the EHR website and click "Sign In."
Enter your unique Amazon username on the next page.
Type in your password and hit enter to complete the login process.
Go to the "Pay" section of the portal.
Under "Pay Statements," select any pay period to view and download that check stub.
Easy as that! The process is similar to downloading Amazon seller reports from Seller Central.
Recovering Your Forgotten Username
Don‘t worry if you forget your EHR username. I‘ve forgotten my Seller Central login countless times over the years. You can recover it by:
On the EHR homepage, click "Forgot Username?"
Indicate whether you remember your login ID or not. If yes, enter your employee ID number.
Input the last 4 digits of your SSN and birthdate.
Click "Next" to access your username if it matches Amazon‘s records.
Registering as a New Employee
As a new Amazon employee, you‘ll need to register for EHR access to view your pay stubs. Here‘s how to set up your account:
Go to the EHR site and click "Create an account."
Follow the prompts to get to the "Forgot Username" page.
Enter your Amazon employee ID number, last 4 SSN digits, and DOB.
Click "Next" to complete registration.
If you have any other issues, call the EHR helpdesk at 1-866-644-2696. The reps are quite helpful.
Now that you can access your pay stubs online, let‘s go over how to understand all the information included.
Decoding Your Amazon Pay Stub
Your Amazon pay stub summarizes your hours, earnings, taxes, and other deductions for each pay period. Some sellers are initially confused by the different terms and numbers. Let me break down what each one means:
Key Fields on Your Pay Stub
Total Hours Worked – The total number of hours you worked during that pay period.
Total Hours Paid – Total paid hours, calculated by dividing total hours worked by 40.
Overtime Hours – Any overtime hours worked above 40 per week.
Sick Pay – The sick pay used, if any. Won‘t be included in your check but shows here.
Net Pay – Your final take-home pay after taxes and deductions. This gets deposited into your bank account.
Here is an example pay stub with these fields highlighted:
|Total Hours Worked||Total Hours Paid||Overtime Hours||Sick Pay Used||Net Pay|
As you can see, this employee worked 8 hours of overtime during the pay period, on top of their regular 40 hours. With no sick time used, their net pay was $960.
Other Common Pay Stub Terms
Here are some other codes and terms you may see on your pay stub and what they represent:
Tax Withholding – Federal and state taxes that are deducted from your gross pay.
FICA – Social Security and Medicare taxes taken out.
401(k) – Retirement contributions deducted, if enrolled.
Health Insurance – Medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
Garnishments – Court-ordered wage deductions like child support.
PTO – Paid time off used for vacation, sick time, etc.
Holiday Pay – Pay for time off on holidays like Christmas.
Bonuses – Performance bonuses, signing bonuses, retention pay.
Reimbursements – Repayments for expenses you fronted.
YTD – Year-to-date earnings and deductions from January 1 to today.
Getting familiar with these terms will help you understand the full context of your pay. As an Amazon seller, I‘m quite used to decoding reports!
Accessing Your Pay Stub After Leaving Amazon
If you leave Amazon, either voluntarily or otherwise, your access to EHR will be terminated. But you can still get copies of your pay stubs. Here are some tips:
Getting Your Final Pay Stub
If you‘re fired from Amazon, request your final pay stub from the HR team. As a terminated employee, you won‘t have EHR access.
Retrieving Past Pay Stubs
For previous pay stubs, email HR from your personal account. Specify the pay periods you need stubs for. Save these records for taxes!
Getting Your W-2
You‘ll need your W-2 tax form for filing taxes. After leaving Amazon:
Email HR and ask them to mail you your final W-2 form.
Specify the address you want it mailed to.
I recommend contacting HR as soon as you leave to ensure prompt delivery of these documents.
Growth Opportunities at Amazon
One thing I love about working for Amazon is the tremendous career growth opportunities available. Here are a few ways you can advance at the company:
Learn new skills – Take advantage of Amazon‘s extensive skills training programs. Gain abilities that prepare you for advancement.
Pursue higher education – Check out Amazon‘s tuition assistance and reimbursement programs to earn a degree.
Cross-train – Train across multiple departments and roles to gain well-rounded experience.
Apply for promotions – Seek out internal promotion opportunities to move up the ladder.
Join leadership programs – Apply for selective leadership development cohorts.
Consider external roles – Once you‘ve built experience, look at manager and director-level roles.
Switch career paths – Leverage your Amazon background to pivot into new areas like corporate, tech, retail, and more!
The skills and experience you gain at Amazon are highly valued across many industries. With over 10 years in e-commerce, I‘ve seen many associates successfully transition into new, high-level positions both within Amazon and at other companies.
Payroll Tips and Tricks
And finally, here are some extra payroll tips and reminders for new Amazonians:
Set up direct deposit immediately to get your paycheck deposited automatically.
Amazon payrolls are issued biweekly every other Friday. Double check your hiring docs for your pay cycle start.
PTO accrues over time and can be used for vacations, sick days, appointments, etc. Monitor your balance on EHR.
Tax allowances on your W-4 adjust how much tax is withheld from each check. Claim properly to avoid big tax bills.
Overtime pay kicks in once you hit 40 hours within a workweek. Know your facility‘s OT policies.
Report errors ASAP! Being proactive helps resolve payroll issues quickly. Mistakes happen, but you have to speak up.
In emergencies, you may qualify for an advance on your pay. Talk to HR about stipulations.
Save all your pay stub records! You‘ll need them when you file taxes.
Let me know if you have any other pay or benefits questions! I‘m always happy to offer insider advice to help new Amazonians succeed.
The Bottom Line
I hope this guide has clearly outlined everything you need to know about accessing and understanding your Amazon pay stub in 2023. As an experienced e-commerce pro, I wanted to not only explain the step-by-step processes, but also provide deeper insights from my perspective as a seller.
The EHR website makes it easy to view your earnings statements online. And if anything changes with your pay, whether it‘s a new deduction or bonus, don‘t hesitate to ask HR for help decoding your stub.
Amazon offers incredible opportunities to learn, grow, and advance your career. So work hard, serve customers, have fun, and prosper! You‘ve got this.