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Regular time away from work is essential for employees to recharge and renew. Employees earn paid time off in addition to company paid holidays.

*The following paid time off information is for Class F (40 hours/week), Class R (30-39 hours/week), and Class H (20-29 hours/week) Amazon Corporate employees working in California.

Paid Time Off

You are eligible to receive paid time off. Paid time is off accrued on a per pay-period basis. The amounts shown below are annualized accrual amounts.

Annual Accrual Rates for Hourly and Salaried Employees

Years Worked

Part Time
(20-29 hours per week)

Reduced Time
(30-39 hours per week)

Full Time
(40+ hours per week)


72 hours/ 9.1 days

90 hours/ 11.25 days

120 hours/ 15 days


80 hours/ 10 days

120 hours/ 15 days

160 hours/ 20 days


100 hours/ 12.5 days

150 hours / 18.75 days

200 hours/ 25 days


Floating Holidays

You are eligible to receive floating holidays paid. Your floating holidays will be granted to you on your date of hire, unless you are hired between October and December in which case you will receive your first floating holiday on January 1. The amounts below reflect the annualized grant amounts you are eligible to receive:

Hire Date

Part Time

(20-29 hours per week)

Reduced Time

(30-39 hours per week)

Full Time

(40+ hours per week)

January 1 – March 31 and Jan 1 of Each Year

12 Hours

18 Hours

24 Hours / 3 Days

April 1 – June 30

8 Hours

12 Hours

16 Hours / 2 Days

July 1 – September 30

4 Hours

6 Hours

8 Hours / 1 Day

October 1 – December 31

Ineligible to receive Floating Holidays until January 1


Maximum Accrual for Floating Holidays

The maximum floating holiday time accrual for regular Full-Time employees is 48 hours per calendar year. The maximum accrual for regular Reduced-Time or Part-Time employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week is prorated based on their scheduled work hours. 

Sick Time

Amazon grants paid sick time based on local, city and state ordinances.

Paid Holidays & Holiday Pay

In general, corporate Amazon employees in California receive nine paid holidays:

  1. New Year's Day
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  3. Memorial Day
  4. Independence Day
  5. Labor Day
  6. Thanksgiving Day
  7. Day after Thanksgiving Day
  8. Christmas Day
  9. One Additional Christmas Holiday

Leaves of Absence

In general, leaves of absence are available to eligible employees for time off due to a qualifying medical condition, or that of a qualified family member. This can include the birth or adoption of a new child, personal reasons, the death of a member of your immediate family, jury/witness duty, military reasons, or other reasons provided under various laws. Most leaves are unpaid, except some pregnancy and parental leaves, and some portions of jury/witness, military, and bereavement leaves. All leaves have various length limits, and some leave types may require certification and/or the approval of your manager or Human Resources. For more information, refer to the Benefits Overview for U.S. Amazon Employees page.