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Employment Statistics

Information as of Jan. 1, 2016

Total Workforce

  • There are 6,453.4 authorized positions.
  • There are approximately 6,660 total positions (including grant-funded positions).
  • There were 6,249 regular employees as of Jan. 1, 2016.
  • The average city employee is 45 years old, with 11.8 years of service.
  • There are 7.9 employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • Total citywide turnover (including retirements) for calendar year 2015 was 9.4 percent
  • Total citywide turnover (without retirements) for calendar year 2015 was 6.7 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 manager and four female department heads.
  • Women make up 28.6 percent of the total city workforce.
  • Residency of city employees is as follows:
Fort Worth 3,053 Tarrant County (Without Fort Worth) 1,276
Tarrant County 4,336 Parker County 291
Johnson County 247 Denton County 72
Wise County 54 Dallas County 158
Other Counties 199 Hood County 49
  • The gender/ethnic composition of the municipal workforce as of Jan. 1, 2016, is as follows:
African-
American
Hispanic Caucasian Other Total
Citywide Totals Male 10.1 percent 15.9 percent 43.0 percent 2.4 percent 71.4 percent
Female 7.5 percent 7.1 percent 12.9 percent 1.1 percent 28.6 percent
Total 18.2 percent 22.9 percent 55.9 percent 3.5 percent 100 percent
General Employees Only Male 10.9 percent 17.2 percent 27.7 percent 2.5 percent 58.3 percent
Female 11.8 percent 11.0 percent 17.3 percent 1.6 percent 41.7 percent
Total 22.7 percent 28.2 percent 45.0 percent 4.1 percent 100 percent
C.S. Police Only Male 8.6 percent 16.0 percent 58.9 percent 2.7 percent 86.1 percent
Female 2.0 percent 2.2 percent 9.2 percent 0.4 percent 13.9 percent
Total 10.6 percent 18.2 percent 68.1 percent 3.1 percent 100 percent
C.S. Fire Only Male 9.2 percent 10.8 percent 76.4 percent 1.5 percent 97.9 percent
Female 0.1 percent 0.1 percent 1.8 percent 0.0 percent 2.1 percent
Total 9.3 percent 10.9 percent 78.3 percent 1.5 percent 100 percent
  • There are 477 different job classifications in the city's classification and pay plan.
  • There were 533 city-sponsored training courses in 2015 attended by 7,969 participants.
  • There were 48,753 applicants in 2015 who applied for 1,328 jobs in the city.

Civilians

  • There are 3,700 civilian employees as of Jan. 1, 2016.
  • The average civilian is 47 years old, with 10.0 years of service.
  • Women (excluding civil service police and fire employees) make up 41.6 percent of professionals in city government.
  • Average base pay for civilian employees is $51,274.
  • Average actual pay for civilian employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — $54,597.
  • Calendar Year 2015 turnover for civilians (including retirements) was 13.5 percent.
  • Calendar Year 2015 turnover for civilians (without retirements) was 10.5 percent.
  • 42.3 percent of civilian employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Police

  • There are 1,624 civil service police employees as of Jan. 1, 2016 (including trainees).
  • The city hired 63 civil service police employees in 2015.
  • The average civil service police employee is 41 years old, with 13.6 years of service.
  • There are 225 female civil service police employees as of January 2016.
  • Average base pay for civil service police is $74,944.
  • Average actual pay for civil service police employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — is $81,253.
  • Calendar year 2015 turnover for civil service police employees (including retirements) was 3.9 percent.
  • Calendar year 2015 turnover for civil service police employees (without retirements) was 1.0 percent.
  • There are 2.0 civil service police employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • 59.4 percent of civil service police employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Fire

  • There are 884 civil service fire employees as of Jan. 1, 2016 (including trainees).
  • The city hired 16 civil service fire employees in 2015.
  • The average civil service fire employee is 43 years old, with 16.0 years of service.
  • There are 19 female civil service fire employees as of January 2016.
  • Average base pay for civil service fire employees is $74,105.
  • Average actual pay for civil service fire employees — including longevity, overtime, etc.— is $88,830.
  • Calendar year 2015 turnover for civil service fire employees (including retirements) was 2.0 percent.
  • Calendar year 2015 turnover for civil service fire employees (without retirements) was 0.7 percent.
  • There are 1.2 civil service fire employees per 1,000 citizens.
  • 72.1 percent of civil service fire employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Contact

Address:

1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Hours of Operation:

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

Contact Numbers:

  • Staffing Services: 817-392-7750
  • Fax: 817-392-8869
  • City of Fort Worth Job Line (Regional): 817-392-7760
  • City of Fort Worth Job Line (National): 1-800-532-0678
  • City of Fort Worth Employee Leave & Accrual Balance: 817-392-8989

Email:

HRWebmail@fortworthtexas.gov

ADA Email:

ada@fortworthtexas.gov

Accommodations & Accessibility

Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, view the city ordinance or visit the accessibility page.