Did you know that the Federal Government employs over 3,000,000 workers? Each and every year, the government hires hundreds of thousands of workers to replace civil service workers that transfer to other federal government jobs, retire, or leave for other reasons. Are you considering a government job? According to salary.com, the average annual salary for full-time federal government jobs exceeds $71,000 and it's increasing every year. The United States Government is the largest employer in the U.S., hiring about 2.3 percent of the nation's work force. You can find Federal government jobs in every state and large metropolitan area. There are even jobs overseas in over 200 countries.