Yes, 2020 Census Employees will be paid during training at a slightly lower rate than their regular hourly rate.
Show All Answers
Census positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine your state's representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure everyone in your community is counted!
In addition to supporting your community, census jobs offer great pay every week, flexible hours, and paid training.
Applying is easy. Visit 2020census.gov/jobs to learn more, then click on Apply Now. Potential applicants can also call 1-855-JOB-2020 (562-2020) or use the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII to learn more or for assistance.
People can apply for 2020 Census work if they are at least 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen, and if they have a valid Social Security number and email address. Males born after Dec. 31, 1959, must also be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption. Please visit 2020census.gov/jobs to learn more about specific application requirements.
As part of the application process, applicants will be asked questions related to their educational, work, and other experiences.
Potential employees must pass a criminal background check and review of criminal records (including fingerprinting). Once these steps are completed, potential employees will receive information about training.
Employees should have access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license, unless public transportation is readily available. Employees should also have access to an Internet-connected computer (to complete the training process).
Work schedules depend on individual positions. Generally, hours for field positions are flexible. Some positions require work during the day, and other positions require evening and weekend work interviewing the public. In addition, supervisory positions require employees to be available for certain, day, evening, and/or weekend shifts.
The Census Bureau is committed to hiring Census Takers to work in their own communities.
Employees are paid weekly, and can expect o receive their first paycheck approximately 10 to 14 days after their first day of work.
Field employees will be reimbursed for authorized work expenses, like mileage, while conducting 2020 Census work.