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 employees excluding those who work in California.

Vacation

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

Annual Accrual Rates for Hourly Employees
 

Years Worked

Part Time

(20-29 hours per week)

Reduced Time

(30-39 hours per week)

Full Time

(40+ hours per week)

0-1

20 hours/ 2.5 days

30 hours/ 3.75 days

40 hours/ 5 days

1-2

40 hours/ 5.0 days

60 hours/ 7.5 days

80 hours/ 10 days

2-3

44 hours/ 5.5 days

66 hours/ 8.0 days

88 hours/ 11 days

3-4

48 hours/ 6.0 days

72 hours/ 9.0 days

96 hours/ 12 days

4-5

52 hours/ 6.5 days

78 hours/ 9.75 days

104 hours/ 13 days

5-6

56 hours/ 7.0 days

84 hours/ 10.5 days

112 hours/ 14 days

6+

60 hours/ 7.5 days

90 hours/ 11.25 days

120 hours/ 15 days

 

Annual Accrual Rates for Salaried Employees

Years Worked

Part Time

(20-29 hours per week)

Reduced Time

(30-39 hours per week)

Full Time

(40+ hours per week)

0-1

40 hours/ 5 days

60 hours/ 7.50 days

80 hours/ 10 days

1-6

60 hours/ 7.50 days

90 hours/ 11.25 days

120 hours/ 15 days

6+

80 hours/ 10 days

120 hours / 15 days

160 hours/ 20 days

 

Personal Time

You are eligible to receive paid personal time. You will accrue paid personal time on the last day of your first pay period (and January 1 in subsequent years) and the remainder spread out over the remaining 11 bi-weekly pay periods (5 pay periods if you are paid monthly). The amounts below reflect the annualized grant amounts you are eligible to receive:

Part Time

(20-29 hours per week)

Reduced Time

(30-39 hours per week)

Full Time

(40+ hours per week)

24 hours / 3 days

36 hours / 4.5 days

48 hours / 6 days

 

Sick Time

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

Holidays

In general, Amazon employees receive six paid holidays:

  1. New Year's Day
  2. Memorial Day
  3. Independence Day
  4. Labor Day
  5. Thanksgiving Day
  6. Christmas Day

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.