August 21, 2014

The US Federal Government Is Hiring

Think about all of the places that the US federal government employs people – Park rangers in Alaska’s Denali National Park, TSA agents at JFK Airport in NY, postal workers in Dallas, Texas, museum curators at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, customs agent on the California/Mexico border, engineers working in Yellowstone National Park, and the list goes on and on. There are government employees working everywhere!

According to the US Census Bureau’s 2012 report titled Federal Government Civilian Employment and Payroll Data, 2,792,736 people worked in the United States’ Federal Government. In the month of March 2012, those full time civilian employees made $16,866,805,187. That number has grown slightly since 2012.

Based on those numbers, that’s an average salary of $6,039 for the month of March! Not too shabby. Bear in mind that that salary includes some high paying jobs like the President so it’s a little skewed. We have great job post about the top paying government jobs.

The US Federal Government is a major employer of its citizens. Where do you think all of these people work? If you’re a US citizen, maybe you can find a job with one of these us federal government organizations:

The federal government is a fantastic employer. They offer job stability, excellent benefits, lots of advancement opportunities, a huge variety of job titles in all sorts of locations, great training, and more.

Learn more about Government Jobs

Everyone should at least consider a job working for the US Government. It’s a cool employer with lots of unique job opportunities in some incredible places. No matter what your interests, chances are good that you can find a job that interests you. It’s likely that the US Government is hiring near where you currently live.

You can find the latest Government job listings on JobMonkey or you can head directly to the US Government’s job site, USAJOBS.gov. Good luck!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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