Employment Statistics

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Information as of Jan. 1, 2021

Total Workforce

  • There are 7,491 authorized positions.
  • There are approximately 7,555 total positions (including grant-funded positions).
  • There were 6,691 regular employees as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • The average city employee is 45 years old, with 11 years of service.
  • There are 6.9 employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • Total citywide turnover (including retirements) for calendar year 2020 was 11.1 percent.
  • Total citywide turnover (without retirements) for calendar year 2020 was 7.9 percent.
  • There is one African-American assistant city manager and six 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 six female department heads.
  • Women make up 28.5 percent of the total city workforce.
  • Residency of city employees is as follows:
    • Fort Worth: 3,213
    • Tarrant County: 4,860 (1,647 without Fort Worth)
    • Parker County: 578
    • Johnson County: 441
    • Dallas County: 157
    • Denton County: 145
    • Wise County: 92
    • Hood County: 107
    • Other Counties: 311
  • There are 517 different job classifications in the city's classification and pay plan.
  • There were 120 city-sponsored training courses in 2020 attended by 2,359 participants. Due to COVID-19, 87 classes had to be cancelled (not included in the total of city-sponsored training courses held).
  • There were 37,528 applicants in 2020 who applied for 762 jobs in the city.
  •  The gender/ethnic composition of the municipal workforce as of Jan. 1, 2021, is as follows:

The Gender/Ethnic Composition of the Municipal Workforce 

 Updated: Jan. 1, 2021

African-
American
Hispanic Caucasian Other Total
Citywide Totals Male 10.1 percent 17.4 percent 40.6 percent 3.5 percent 71.5 percent
Female 6.7 percent 8 percent 12 percent 1.8 percent 28.5 percent
Total 16.8 percent 25.4 percent 52.6 percent 5.3 percent 100 percent
General Employees Only Male 11.3 percent 18.2 percent 26.4 percent 3.8 percent 59.6 percent
Female 10.2 percent 11.7 percent 16 percent 2.5 percent 40.4 percent
Total 21.5 percent 29.9 percent 42.4 percent 6.3 percent 100 percent
C.S. Police Only Male 8.5 percent 18.9 percent 55.7 percent 3.6 percent 86.8 percent
Female 1.6 percent 2.9 percent 8.1 percent 0.7 percent 13.2 percent
Total 10.1 percent 21.8 percent 63.8 percent 4.3 percent 100 percent
C.S. Fire Only Male 7.9 percent 10.7 percent 76.2 percent 2.3 percent 97.1 percent
Female 0.4 percent 0.3 percent 1.7 percent 0.4 percent 2.9 percent
Total 8.3 percent 11 percent 77.9 percent 2.7 percent 100 percent

 

 

Civilians

 There are 4,098 civilian employees as of Jan. 1, 2021.

  • The average civilian is 47 years old, with 9 years of service.
  • Women (excluding civil service police and fire employees) make up 40.4 percent of professionals in city government.
  • Average base pay for civilian employees is $56,704.
  • Average actual pay for civilian employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — $57,161.
  • Calendar Year 2020 turnover for civilians (including retirements) was 15.3 percent.
  • Calendar Year 2020 turnover for civilians (without retirements) was 12 percent.
  • 44.1 percent of civilian employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Police

  • There are 1,701 civil service police employees as of Jan. 1, 2021 (including trainees).
  • The city hired 48 civil service police employees in 2020.
  • The average civil service police employee is 42 years old, with 14 years of service.
  • There are 223 female civil service police employees as of January 2021.
  • Average base pay for civil service police is $90,216.
  • Average actual pay for civil service police employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — is $98,848.
  • Calendar year 2020 turnover for civil service police employees (including retirements) was 4.7 percent.
  • Calendar year 2020 turnover for civil service police employees (without retirements) was 2 percent.
  • There are 1.7 civil service police employees per 1,000 residents.
  • 60.8 percent of civil service police employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Fire

  • There are 920 civil service fire employees as of Jan. 1, 2021.
  • The city did not hire civil service fire employees in 2020.
  • The average civil service fire employee is 43 years old, with 15 years of service.
  • There are 28 female civil service fire employees as of January 2021.
  • Average base pay for civil service fire employees is $85,300.
  • Average actual pay for civil service fire employees — including longevity, overtime, etc.— is $110,753.
  • Calendar year 2020 turnover for civil service fire employees (including retirements) was 4 percent.
  • Calendar year 2019 turnover for civil service fire employees (without retirements) was 1.2 percent.
  • There are 1.0 civil service fire employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • 71.2 percent of civil service fire employees live outside of Fort Worth.