Amazon got a whopping $2.5 billion in stock options and dividends last year, but it also paid $9.2 billion in bonuses, according to its annual employee engagement survey.
The company, which announced its first annual employee benefit report in December, reported $2 billion cash bonuses and $1.7 billion in other stock awards.
It also reported $1 billion in non-cash employee compensation and deferred compensation for the year ending in March, the company said.
The bonuses and deferred stock awards will be paid in a lump sum on Jan. 6.
The company’s annual employee compensation survey was completed in February and the final results were released in May.
The employee engagement report included an analysis of employee engagement rates.
Employees are about 50 percent more likely to say they are engaged than when the company began offering its employee benefits in 2011.
Amazon employees said the benefits increased their work productivity, saved time and saved money.
Amazon’s annual compensation survey showed an average compensation increase of 4 percent for full-time workers and 1 percent for part-time employees.
The report shows that about 1 in 3 employees surveyed said they had been a customer at Amazon for more than three years.
The average employee satisfaction rating was 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Amazon is among a growing number of companies offering employee benefits.
In February, Amazon’s employee benefits announced the first of a series of employee benefits that include stock options, tax deductions, stock-based compensation and pension plans.
Amazon also recently started offering employee 401(k) retirement plans and the Employee Stock Purchase Plan, which gives workers up to $1,000 a year in retirement benefits.