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Employment Statistics

Information as of Jan. 1, 2017

Total Workforce

  • There are 6,596 authorized positions.
  • There are approximately 6,826 total positions (including grant-funded positions).
  • There were 6,445 regular employees as of Jan. 1, 2017.
  • The average city employee is 45 years old, with 11.3 years of service.
  • There are 7.7 employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • Total citywide turnover (including retirements) for calendar year 2016 was 9.4 percent
  • Total citywide turnover (without retirements) for calendar year 2016 was 5.8 percent
  • There is one African-American assistant city manager and six African-American department heads.
  • There are two Hispanic assistant city managers and one Hispanic department head.
  • There are two female assistant city managers and four female department heads.
  • Women make up 28.2 percent of the total city workforce.
  • Residency of city employees is as follows:
    • Fort Worth: 3,021
    • Tarrant County: 4,560 (1,539 without Fort Worth)
    • Parker County: 332
    • Johnson County: 263
    • Dallas County: 122
    • Denton County: 88
    • Wise County: 64
    • Hood County: 63
    • Other Counties: 953
  • The gender/ethnic composition of the municipal workforce as of Jan. 1, 2017, is as follows:
African-
American
Hispanic Caucasian Other Total
Citywide Totals Male 10.2 percent 16.1 percent 42.8 percent 2.4 percent 71.8 percent
Female 7.2 percent 7.0 percent 12.8 percent 1.2 percent 28.2 percent
Total 17.4 percent 23.1 percent 55.6 percent 3.9 percent 100 percent
General Employees Only Male 11.3 percent 17.1 percent 28.7 percent 2.9 percent 59.9 percent
Female 10.9 percent 10.4 percent 16.9 percent 1.8 percent 40.7 percent
Total 22.2 percent 27.5 percent 45.6 percent 4.7 percent 100 percent
C.S. Police Only Male 8.7 percent 16.5 percent 58.5 percent 2.9 percent 86.6 percent
Female 1.8 percent 2.4 percent 8.8 percent 0.4 percent 13.4 percent
Total 10.5 percent 18.9 percent 67.3 percent 3.3 percent 100 percent
C.S. Fire Only Male 8.1 percent 10.6 percent 77.7 percent 1.6 percent 98.1 percent
Female 0.1 percent 0.1 percent 1.7 percent 0.0 percent 1.9 percent
Total 8.2 percent 10.7 percent 79.4 percent 1.6 percent 100 percent
  • There are 495 different job classifications in the city's classification and pay plan.
  • There were 630 city-sponsored training courses in 2016 attended by 12,728 participants.
  • There were 43,689 applicants in 2016 who applied for 1,585 jobs in the city.

Civilians

  • There are 3,962 civilian employees as of Jan. 1, 2017.
  • The average civilian is 47 years old, with 9.4 years of service.
  • Women (excluding civil service police and fire employees) make up 40.1 percent of professionals in city government.
  • Average base pay for civilian employees is $52,318.
  • Average actual pay for civilian employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — $55,425.
  • Calendar Year 2016 turnover for civilians (including retirements) was 12.1 percent.
  • Calendar Year 2016 turnover for civilians (without retirements) was 9.4 percent.
  • 43 percent of civilian employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Police

  • There are 1,598 civil service police employees as of Jan. 1, 2017 (including trainees).
  • The city hired 173 civil service police employees in 2016.
  • The average civil service police employee is 41 years old, with 13.5 years of service.
  • There are 214 female civil service police employees as of January 2017.
  • Average base pay for civil service police is $77,288.
  • Average actual pay for civil service police employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — is $82,433.
  • Calendar year 2016 turnover for civil service police employees (including retirements) was 5.2 percent.
  • Calendar year 2016 turnover for civil service police employees (without retirements) was 1.3 percent.
  • There are 1.9 civil service police employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • 59.5 percent of civil service police employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Fire

  • There are 885 civil service fire employees as of Jan. 1, 2017.
  • The city hired 37 civil service fire employees in 2016.
  • The average civil service fire employee is 43 years old, with 16.0 years of service.
  • There are 17 female civil service fire employees as of January 2017.
  • Average base pay for civil service fire employees is $76,223.
  • Average actual pay for civil service fire employees — including longevity, overtime, etc.— is $90,313.
  • Calendar year 2016 turnover for civil service fire employees (including retirements) was 4.6 percent.
  • Calendar year 2016 turnover for civil service fire employees (without retirements) was 0.3 percent.
  • There are 1.1 civil service fire employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • 73.9 percent of civil service fire employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Contact

Address:

200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Contact Numbers:

  • Talent Acquisition: 817-392-7750
  • Fax: 817-392-8869
  • City of Fort Worth Employee Leave & Accrual Balance: 817-392-8989

Email:

HRWebmail@fortworthtexas.gov

ADA Email:

ada@fortworthtexas.gov

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