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Employment Statistics

Information as of Jan. 1, 2020

Total Workforce

  • There are 7,664 authorized positions.
  • There are approximately 7,627 total positions (including grant-funded positions).
  • There were 6,881 regular employees as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • The average city employee is 45 years old, with 11 years of service.
  • There are 7.6 employees per 1,000 residents.
  • Total citywide turnover (including retirements) for calendar year 2019 was 12.3 percent.
  • Total citywide turnover (without retirements) for calendar year 2019 was 10.1 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 one female assistant city managers and nine female department heads.
  • Women make up 29.2 percent of the total city workforce.
  • Residency of city employees is as follows:
    • Fort Worth: 3,390
    • Tarrant County: 5,136 (1,746 without Fort Worth)
    • Parker County: 564
    • Johnson County: 435
    • Dallas County: 158
    • Denton County: 138
    • Wise County: 88
    • Hood County: 101
    • Other Counties: 231
  • The gender/ethnic composition of the municipal workforce as of Jan. 1, 2020, is as follows:
African-
American
Hispanic Caucasian Other Total
Citywide Totals Male 10.2 percent 16.7 percent 40.4 percent 3.5 percent 70.8 percent
Female 7.2 percent 7.7 percent 12.5 percent 1.8 percent 29.2 percent
Total 17.4 percent 24.4 percent 52.9 percent 5.3 percent 100 percent
General Employees Only Male 11.3 percent 17.3 percent 26.4 percent 3.7 percent 58.7 percent
Female 10.8 percent 11.3 percent 16.5 percent 2.7 percent 41.3 percent
Total 22.1 percent 28.6 percent 42.9 percent 6.4 percent 100 percent
C.S. Police Only Male 8.5 percent 18.4 percent 56.4 percent 3.6 percent 86.9 percent
Female 1.7 percent 2.6 percent 8.3 percent 0.6 percent 13.1 percent
Total 10.2 percent 21 percent 64.7 percent 4.2percent 100 percent
C.S. Fire Only Male 7.9 percent 10.4 percent 77.4 percent 2.0 percent 97.7 percent
Female 0.2 percent 0.2 percent 1.6 percent 0.3 percent 2.3 percent
Total 8.1 percent 10.6 percent 79.0 percent 2.3 percent 100 percent
  • There are 513 different job classifications in the city's classification and pay plan.
  • There were 542 city-sponsored training courses in 2019 attended by 9,606 participants.
  • There were 69,721 applicants in 2019 who applied for 1,096 jobs in the city.

Civilians

  • There are 4,299 civilian employees as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • The average civilian is 46 years old, with 9 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 $55,798.
  • Average actual pay for civilian employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — $56,016.
  • Calendar Year 2019 turnover for civilians (including retirements) was 17.9 percent.
  • Calendar Year 2019 turnover for civilians (without retirements) was 15.5 percent.
  • 42.7 percent of civilian employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Police

  • There are 1,684 civil service police employees as of Jan. 1, 2020 (including trainees).
  • The city hired 89 civil service police employee in 2019.
  • The average civil service police employee is 42 years old, with 13.6 years of service.
  • There are 221 female civil service police employees as of January 2020.
  • Average base pay for civil service police is $85,560.
  • Average actual pay for civil service police employees — including longevity, overtime, etc. — is $93,710.
  • Calendar year 2019 turnover for civil service police employees (including retirements) was 3.3 percent.
  • Calendar year 2019 turnover for civil service police employees (without retirements) was 1.9 percent.
  • There are 1.9 civil service police employees per 1,000 residents.
  • 59.4 percent of civil service police employees live outside of Fort Worth.

Civil Service Fire

  • There are 901 civil service fire employees as of Jan. 1, 2020.
  • The city hired 47 civil service fire employees in 2019.
  • The average civil service fire employee is 43 years old, with 15.5 years of service.
  • There are 21 female civil service fire employees as of January 2020.
  • Average base pay for civil service fire employees is $81,914.
  • Average actual pay for civil service fire employees — including longevity, overtime, etc.— is $101,651.
  • Calendar year 2019 turnover for civil service fire employees (including retirements) was 2.7 percent.
  • Calendar year 2019 turnover for civil service fire employees (without retirements) was 0.5 percent.
  • There are 1.0 civil service fire employees per 1,000 residents.
  • 72.3 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
  • HR Records 817-392-7776, 817-392-7777, 817-392-7794
  • Fax: 817-392-8869
  • City of Fort Worth Employee Leave & Accrual Balance: Log In

Human Resources Email:

HRWebmailQuestions@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, visit the Accessibility page or request an accommodation due to disability.

ADA Email:

ada@fortworthtexas.gov