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Medical Instrument Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Medical Instrument Technician"

How much does a Medical Instrument Technician in the federal government get paid? $65,088.60* *Based on the 2021 average.

Medical Instrument Technician was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 3,705 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Instrument Technician, with an average salary of $65,038.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Medical Instrument Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 3,662 $65,038.41
Indian Health Service 22 $68,902.45
National Institutes of Health 19 $70,672.26
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $65,067.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $58,776.00

Medical Instrument Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Instrument Technician is $65,088.60. The highest paid Medical Instrument Technician made $111,999 in 2021.

Common Medical Instrument Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Instrument Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,702
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 2
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

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 ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Industrial Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Physical Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Medical Instrument Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Instrument Technician was $43,867. Since then, the average pay has increased to $65,089 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0649.

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