Benefits & Pay

NEW: Paid Family Leave

At American Water, weCARE about our employees’ overall well-being and that of their families. We recently announced, effective January 1, 2023, that our Paid Family Leave benefit will increase to six weeks for all employees. Paid Family Leave offers eligible employees time away from work to spend with their families in connection with particular life events, including:

  • Bonding with a new child.
  • Caring for a sick or injured family member.
  • Making arrangements for a family member deploying for military duty.
  • Providing care to a Military family member.
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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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