Employment Statistics

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Information as of Jan. 1, 2022

Total Workforce

  • There are 7,549 authorized positions.
  • There are approximately 8,461 total positions (including grant-funded positions).
  • There were 6,857 regular employees as of Jan. 1, 2022.
  • The average city employee is 45 years old, with 11 years of service.
  • There are 7.3 employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • Total citywide turnover (including retirements) for calendar year 2021 was 15.6 percent.
  • Total citywide turnover (without retirements) for calendar year 2021 was 12.9 percent.
  • There is one African-American assistant city manager and eight African-American department heads.
  • There is one Hispanic deputy city manager, one Hispanic assistant city manager and one Hispanic department head.
  • There are two female assistant city managers and seven female department heads.
  • Women make up 29.1 percent of the total city workforce.
  • Residency of city employees is as follows:
    • Fort Worth: 2,421
    • Tarrant County: 4,980 (2,482 without Fort Worth)
    • Parker County: 608
    • Johnson County: 451
    • Dallas County: 178
    • Denton County: 146
    • Wise County: 88
    • Hood County: 104
    • Other Counties: 302
  • There are 520 different job classifications in the city's classification and pay plan.
  • There were 199 city-sponsored training courses in 2021 attended by 2,528 participants. Classes were not cancelled due to COVID-19, however 186 classes were held virtually and 14 classes were held in person.
  • There were 82,266 applicants in 2021 who applied for 1,310 jobs in the city.
  •  The gender/ethnic composition of the municipal workforce as of Jan. 1, 2022, is as follows:

The Gender/Ethnic Composition of the Municipal Workforce 

 Updated: Jan. 1, 2022

African-
American
Hispanic Caucasian Other Total
Citywide Totals Male 10.1 percent 17.9 percent 39.1 percent 3.8 percent 70.9 percent
Female 6.8 percent 8.7 percent 11.6 percent 2 percent 29.1 percent
Total 16.9 percent 26.6 percent 50.7 percent 5.8 percent 100 percent
General Employees Only Male 11.1 percent 18.8 percent 25.1 percent 4.2 percent 59.2 percent
Female 10.3 percent 12.5 percent 15.3 percent 2.8 percent 40.8 percent
Total 21.4 percent 31.2 percent 40.4 percent 7 percent 100 percent
C.S. Police Only Male 8.7 percent 19.7 percent 54.8 percent 3.6 percent 86.8 percent
Female 1.5 percent 3.4 percent 7.6 percent 0.7 percent 13.2 percent
Total 10.2 percent 23.1 percent 62.4 percent 4.3 percent 100 percent
C.S. Fire Only Male 7.9 percent 10.7 percent 75.9 percent 2.4 percent 96.8 percent
Female 0.6 percent 0.3 percent 1.9 percent 0.4 percent 3.2 percent
Total 8.4 percent 11 percent 77.8 percent 2.8 percent 100 percent

 

 

Civilians

 There are 4,277 civilian employees as of Jan. 1, 2022.

  • The average civilian is 46 years old, with 9 years of service.
  • Women (excluding civil service police and fire employees) make up 40.8 percent of professionals in city government.
  • Average base pay for civilian employees is $58,957.
  • Average actual pay for civilian employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — $55,903.30
  • Calendar Year 2021 turnover for civilians (including retirements) was 21.8 percent.
  • Calendar Year 2021 turnover for civilians (without retirements) was 20.1 percent.
  • 43.8 percent of civilian employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Police

  • There are 1,663 civil service police employees as of Jan. 1, 2022 (including trainees).
  • The city hired 17 civil service police employees in 2021.
  • The average civil service police employee is 42 years old, with 14 years of service.
  • There are 219 female civil service police employees as of January 2022.
  • Average base pay for civil service police is $92,258.
  • Average actual pay for civil service police employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — is $102,540.72.
  • Calendar year 2021 turnover for civil service police employees (including retirements) was 7.4 percent.
  • Calendar year 2021 turnover for civil service police employees (without retirements) was 5.1 percent.
  • There are 1.8 civil service police employees per 1,000 residents.
  • 60.5 percent of civil service police employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Fire

  • There are 917 civil service fire employees as of Jan. 1, 2022.
  • The city 5 civil service fire employees in 2021.
  • The average civil service fire employee is 43 years old, with 15 years of service.
  • There are 29 female civil service fire employees as of January 2022.
  • Average base pay for civil service fire employees is $88,451.
  • Average actual pay for civil service fire employees — including longevity, overtime, etc.— is $115,388.77.
  • Calendar year 2021 turnover for civil service fire employees (including retirements) was 3.4 percent.
  • Calendar year 2021 turnover for civil service fire employees (without retirements) was 1.1 percent.
  • There are 1.0 civil service fire employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • 72.2 percent of civil service fire employees live outside of Fort Worth.