The minimum retirement age is 57 for much of the federal workforce, although employees who were born before 1970 can retire a little earlier. How much earlier depends on exactly how old they are. The lowest minimum retirement age is 55 for workers born before 1948. Here's how it breaks down.What is the average retirement age for a federal employee?
Federal employees can retire at the age of 62 if they have worked five years, or even younger with 20 years of service. The average federal worker is 47 years old with about 14 years on the job, compared to the median age of 42 for all American workers, according to federal data.