Census Jobs — Earn Money While Helping the Community

Published on October 10, 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting temporary employees for the 2020 Census. The jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training.  

The Arlington Employment Centerpart of the American Job Center network and Arlington 2020 Census Partner, is holding monthly Census job recruiting events through December. 

  • The next recruiting event is Wed.Oct. 23. There are two sessions: 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon 

  • Register to attend  

  • Attendees will be able to complete the online application and assessments on site  

Future events will be posted on the Arlington Employment Center website.  

Application Process 

Filling out a single Census job application opens the opportunity to be considered for several positions, including census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk, and supervisory staff. Jobs for the 2020 Census are located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and include both field and office positions. Applicants can fill out the online job application on the Census 2020 website. 

"Working for the U.S. Census provides the perfect opportunity to earn extra money while helping our county," says Pam Egner, who is producing the U.S. Census events on behalf of the Arlington Employment Center. "As many of our residents already know, the results of the 2020 Census will help determine the Commonwealth'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 that everyone in our community is counted!" 

Job Qualifications and Pay Rates 

To be eligible for a 2020 Census job, applicants must: 

  • Be at least 18 years old. 

  • Have a valid Social Security number. 

  • Be a U.S. citizen 

Pay varies by position and location throughout the U.S. The Census 2020 website reports that it pays Arlington County census takers $25 per hour. Census takers also receive reimbursement for work-related mileage and expenses, where applicable 


Video courtesy: US Census Bureau