Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $126,560.27* *Based on the 2018 average.
Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 33,140 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.
In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $119,064.
Government Medical Officer jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. 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 all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work in one or more fields of medicine. Positions are classifiable to this occupation when the nature of duties and responsibilities is such that the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy is a fundamental requirement. Most2 positions in this occupation require a current license to practice medicine and surgery in a State or territory of the United States or in the District of Columbia.
Agencies that have hired a Medical Officer
Medical Officer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Officer is $126,560.27. The highest paid Medical Officer made $390,000 in 2018.
Common Medical Officer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Officer Employees|
|VM - Medical And Dental||17,260|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||9,754|
|GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market||1,971|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||1,779|
|GS - General Schedule||1,231|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||519|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||475|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||41|
|SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified||38|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||18|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||13|
|GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market||8|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||6|
|EG - Consultant (other)||5|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||4|
|EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan||4|
|EX - Executive Pay||3|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||3|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||3|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||2|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service||1|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Average Medical Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Officer was $106,762. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,560 in 2018.
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