Medical Instrument Technician - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Medical Instrument Technician"How much does a Medical Instrument Technician in the federal government get paid? $58,660.32* *Based on the 2018 average.
Medical Instrument Technician was the 74th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,465 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Instrument Technician, with an average salary of $58,577.
Government Medical Instrument Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Medical Instrument Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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.
This occupation includes positions that perform diagnostic examinations or medical treatment procedures as part of the diagnostic or treatment plan for patients. The work involves operating or monitoring diagnostic and therapeutic medical instruments and equipment associated with cardiac catheterization, pulmonary examinations and evaluations, heart bypass surgery, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, hemodialysis, and ultrasonography. Positions in this occupation require a knowledge of the capabilities and operating characteristics of one or more kinds of instruments and a practical knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Positions also require a practical understanding of medical data generated by patient/equipment connections. Some positions also require a practical knowledge of chemistry, pharmacology, physics, and mathematics.
Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.
Agencies that have hired a Medical Instrument Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||3,413||$58,576.73|
|Indian Health Service||24||$63,621.67|
|National Institutes of Health||24||$65,914.58|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||3||$53,407.67|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1||$64,697.00|
Medical Instrument Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Instrument Technician is $58,660.32. The highest paid Medical Instrument Technician made $137,804 in 2018.
Common Medical Instrument Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Instrument Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||3,456|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||6|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||3|
|Starting Paygrade:||$19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Technical and Medical Support|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Medical Instrument Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Communications Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Industrial Engineering Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Military Pay||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Data Transcriber||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Physical Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Medical Instrument Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Instrument Technician was $43,867. Since then, the average pay has increased to $58,660 in 2018.
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