Now Ranging from $17.00 up to $23.50 Per Hour

ARKANSAS – The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting census takers for temporary positions in communities across Arkansas in advance of the 2020 Census. Pay rates for census takers in Arkansas have increased, with a range from $17.00 to $23.50 per hour.*

Applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for 2020 Census positions in which they qualify for as jobs become available in their area. These positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks.

Census takers will be hired to work in their communities and go door to door to collect responses from those who do not respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail. Census taker positions provide an opportunity for people employed or unemployed to earn extra income while helping their community.

The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted once every 10 years. Census data are used to determine congressional representation in the states and how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed to states and local communities every year for critical public services and infrastructure, including health clinics, schools, roads and emergency services.

The Census Bureau also has current temporary positions for recruiting assistants and office positions.

For more information, please visit

Call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020).

For TTY/ASCII, applicants may contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Visit the Census Bureau on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

* Pay rates for Census takers vary by location for each county in Arkansas:]

Please note: The census taker pay rates shown on the website are expected to go into effect in late 2019.