Page updated 8/18/2019
The Federal Government employs just over 2,000,000 federal civilian employees, not counting postal service employment. Half of the federal civil service workers are now eligible for regular or early retirement. Many federal jobs must be filled as baby boomers say so long to their careers. There are many reasons to consider federal employment. The average annual federal worker’s compensation, pay plus benefits, is $123,049 compared to $61,051 for the private sector. Student loan payoff, relocation, and cash incentives are now offered for hard-to-fill positions, and the benefits package is exceptional.
With the Postal Service downsizing consider working for the Federal government. Tens of thousands of jobs will need to be filled as baby boomers retire from federal service. Federal employment offers good pay, job stability, and excellent benefits. Recruitment incentives can include student loan pay off, relocation and cash incentives may be offered for hard to fill vacancies. The benefits and retirement packages are also exceptional.
Job Qualifications, Application Procedures, and General Guidance
Excellent federal job opportunities are available for those who know how to tap this lucrative job market. All government hiring is based on performance and qualifications regardless of your sex, race, color, creed, religion, disability, or national origin. Where else can you apply for a high-paying entry-level job that offers employment at thousands of locations internationally, excellent career advancement opportunities, plus careers in hundreds of occupations?
Assessment tools are available to help you identify occupations and jobs that fit your knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), and personality. If you aren't 100% sure of what occupation is best suited to your education, experience and background take one of the personal assessments available on our Federal Employee's Career Development Center. Simply visit the site, review the assessment process and download the free assessment forms to get started.
The federal job market is huge when compared to private sector companies like Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has annual sales of over $421 billion with 2.1 million workers. Most people aren’t aware that the federal government employs almost a 700,000 more workers than Wal-Mart. The Average annual salary of full-time federal employees exceeds $81,258 and federal workers earn an average annual compensation of $123,049 including pay and benefits. The federal government hires just over 2% of the nation’s civilian workforce and is the largest employer in the United States.
Even during these challenging economic times, the federal government remains one of the most reliable options for jobseekers. Many additional job opportunities are being created now that 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65 each day for the next 19 years and the need to staff over 100 new agencies and regulatory organizations due to the Affordable Care Act and new banking legislation. It is estimated that close to half of the federal workforce is now eligible for regular or early retirement!
Excellent job opportunities are available for those who know how to tap this lucrative job market. All government hiring is based on performance and qualifications regardless of your sex, race, color, creed, religion, disability, or national origin. Where else can you apply for a high-paying entry-level job that offers employment at thousands of locations internationally, excellent career advancement opportunities, plus careers in hundreds of occupations?
The federal government’s essential services and duties include defending the United States from terrorism and foreign aggression, representing U.S. interests abroad, enforcing laws and regulations, and administering domestic programs and agencies. U.S. citizens become aware of the federal government and what they provide when they pay their taxes, but usually don't consider the federal government’s role when they are watching weather forecast, purchase groceries, travel, or make bank deposits. Federal workers play a vital role in these and many other aspects of American's daily lives.