Benefits & Pay


American Water is committed to fair pay. In accordance with best practices, American Water audits both pay gaps and pay equity on an annual basis. We use the information from these audits to correct inequalities and update processes to allow for equal pay, development and advancement opportunities for all employees. The findings of these audits are reviewed annually with our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team, along with a plan of action to close identified gaps. Pay gaps could be caused by pay inequities or other issues, such as promoting one group of people at higher rates than another, or promoting one group of people into higher-level roles than another.

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All employees who average 30 hours or more per week receive benefits, and full-time employees pay only 16% of the total cost of medical, dental and vision. We offer our non-union employees averaging 20 to 30 hours per week medical, dental and vision coverage at 50% of the total cost. 

American Water’s health and wellbeing programs aim for employees to go home in the same or better condition than when they came to work. We approach our programs holistically by offering a full spectrum of medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, plus disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, health and wellness programs, and much more.

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