Health System Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Health System Specialist"How much does a Health System Specialist in the federal government get paid? $97,608.03* *Based on the 2020 average.
Health System Specialist was the 77th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,344 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Health System Specialist, with an average salary of $96,907.
Government Health System Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Health System Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Positions in this occupation provide support to health care management officials by analyzing, evaluating, advising on and/or coordinating health care delivery systems and operations. Such positions may be located within an operating health care facility or at a higher organizational echelon. In addition to a high degree of analytical ability, positions in this occupation require specialized knowledge of the basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems. These positions do not have line authority.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Health System Specialist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||2,901||$96,906.74|
|Indian Health Service||214||$83,540.86|
|Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs)||144||$128,331.33|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||45||$92,948.29|
|Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs)||19||$127,749.84|
|U.S. Coast Guard||11||$97,376.64|
|U.S. Marshals Service||4||$112,369.25|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement||2||$125,971.50|
|Department of State||1||$126,620.00|
|U.S. Secret Service||1||$112,240.00|
|Department of Energy||1||$170,800.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology||1||$119,595.00|
Health System Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Health System Specialist is $97,608.03. The highest paid Health System Specialist made $197,300 in 2020.
Common Health System Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Health System Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||3,336|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||3|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||3|
|SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Health System Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Cash Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Highway Safety||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Hospital Housekeeping Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Health System Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Health System Specialist was $76,580. Since then, the average pay has increased to $97,608 in 2020.
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