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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $158,026.09* *Based on the 2007 average.

Medical Officer was the 11th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 23,595 employed. The most common payscale was the administratively determined rates, not e payscale.

In 2007, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $170,015.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 17,448 $170,015.23
Food and Drug Administration 1,906 $130,513.15
National Institutes of Health 1,702 $123,082.20
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,051 $89,264.90
Indian Health Service 680 $149,025.66
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 299 $130,261.42
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 216 $134,843.99
Federal Aviation Administration 43 $160,689.74
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 $140,791.45
Health Resources and Services Administration 31 $133,992.90
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 29 $143,349.76
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 23 $123,625.30
Department of State 20 $138,708.85
Environmental Protection Agency 14 $123,068.29
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 $143,700.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 7 $88,840.14
Peace Corps 6 $131,615.00
Social Security Administration 6 $143,471.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $157,930.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $168,360.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $134,869.40
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 5 $124,555.60
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 5 $110,022.20
Armed Forces Retirement Home 4 $122,563.25
John F. Kennedy Space Center 3 $142,717.33
U.S. Agency for International Development 3 $129,211.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $142,245.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $148,014.67
Ames Research Center 2 $140,071.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $168,000.00
Employment Standards Administration 2 $104,835.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $121,967.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $105,704.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $109,907.00
Departmental Administration 1 $114,882.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $143,471.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $154,850.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $125,078.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $145,400.00
Program Support Center 1 $145,400.00
Department of Energy 1 $155,076.00
National Science Foundation 1 $165,000.00
Government Printing Office 1 $143,471.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $121,967.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $74,172.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $134,042.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $158,026.09. The highest paid Medical Officer made $384,683 in 2007.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9,478
VM - Medical And Dental 9,138
GS - General Schedule 2,067
EG - Consultant (other) 1,259
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 900
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 544
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 39
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 32
ES - Senior Executive Service 30
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 26
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 21
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 21
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
EE - Expert (other) 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
EX - Executive Pay 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
SQ - Physicians/dentists Receivng Market Pay 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

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Average Medical Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Officer was $106,762. Since then, the average pay has increased to $251,055 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0602.

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