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Employee Salary and Benefits Summary

Placer County Water Agency offers its employees an attractive and flexible benefits package including a progressive paid leave program, comprehensive health and wellness insurance options, and a competitive retirement formula.

Employee Salary Schedule
Annual Compensation for PCWA Employees (link to Government Compensation in CA)

PCWA Confidential Employees Compensation Plan
PCWA Management Compensation Plan
PCWA Power System MOU
PCWA Water Systems MOU

Vacation leave ranges from 10 days per year to 25 days per year depending upon the bargaining unit and years of service.

Thirteen holidays, three of which are floating, are provided each year.

Sick Leave
Twelve days of sick leave are provided each year with unlimited accrual.

Management Leave
Management employees receive 72 hours of paid administrative leave per year.

Health Insurance
PCWA participates in the CalPERS health insurance program offering three PPOs (PERS Choice, PERS Select and PERS Care) and four HMOs (Anthem, Blue Shield, HealthNet Smart Care, Kaiser and United Healthcare). The Agency’s current monthly contribution towards the premium is:

Employee only: $ 900.73  Employee +1: $ 1,352.00  Employee + Family: $1,770.00


Dental Insurance
Dental coverage is provided for employees and dependents through Delta Dental, with the employee premium fully paid by the Agency. 

Vision Insurance
Vision coverage is provided for employees and dependents through Vision Service Plan, with the employee premium fully paid by the Agency.

Life Insurance
Term life insurance in an amount equal to twice the employee’s annual salary is provided by the Agency.  Additional coverage may be purchased.

Disability Insurance
Long-term disability insurance is provided to employees providing a benefit of 66.67% of gross monthly earnings (following a 90-day waiting period).

Deferred Compensation
Two deferred compensation programs are offered (CalPERS and Mass Mutual) allowing employees to save and invest through pre-tax payroll deductions.

Flexible Spending Account
PCWA employees are able to set aside money on a tax-free basis to pay for certain medical, dental, vision, or dependent care expenses not covered under the Agency’s insurance plans.

Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS)
New Members:  2.0% @ 62; employee pays 50% of “normal cost,” as determined by CalPERS, currently 6.25% of salary.

Classic Members:  2.7% @ 55, single highest year; Agency pays 6.5% of the employee share, and employee pays 1.5%.

Social Security
The Agency participates in Social Security.

For more information, please contact Placer County Water Agency Human Resources at (530) 823-4958 or email

Placer County Water Agency
Placer County Water Agency - 144 Ferguson Road, P.O. Box 6570, Auburn, CA 95604 - Telephone: (530) 823-4850