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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $189,281.41* *Based on the 2012 average.
29,522 EMPLOYEES
$5.58B TOTAL SALARY
VM MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 29,522 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $204,892.

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 22,338 $204,892.35
Food and Drug Administration 2,537 $147,210.31
National Institutes of Health 1,732 $140,065.78
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,305 $95,512.76
Indian Health Service 675 $182,608.26
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 397 $162,972.81
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 218 $152,002.89
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 46 $154,664.59
Federal Aviation Administration 45 $178,532.91
Health Resources and Services Administration 44 $149,631.02
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 25 $145,102.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 23 $154,352.57
Department of State 22 $152,337.82
Environmental Protection Agency 17 $116,181.75
Veterans Benefits Administration 10 $114,095.90
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $77,826.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 8 $162,364.00
Social Security Administration 6 $150,980.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $144,333.00
Program Support Center 5 $148,008.40
Agency for International Development 4 $143,979.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $157,694.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 4 $155,502.00
Peace Corps 4 $152,696.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $184,200.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $161,538.67
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $143,014.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $138,338.33
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $150,572.50
Ames Research Center 2 $152,153.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $147,857.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $115,874.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $123,907.50
Office of Personnel Management 1 $165,300.00
Departmental Administration 1 $136,771.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $148,510.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $155,500.00
Office Assistant Secretary for Health 1 $146,888.00
Department of Energy 1 $160,980.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $165,000.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $165,300.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $191,301.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $165,300.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $153,697.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $158,999.00
Government Printing Office 1 $155,500.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $179,700.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $155,500.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $155,500.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $189,281.41. The highest paid Medical Officer made $398,322 in 2012.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
VM - Medical And Dental 13,223
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10,284
GS - General Schedule 1,958
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 1,655
EG - Consultant (other) 1,609
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 616
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 41
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 29
ES - Senior Executive Service 25
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 16
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 15
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 11
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 9
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
EX - Executive Pay 4
EE - Expert (other) 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
SQ - Physicians/dentists Receivng Market Pay 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Category: N/A
Occupation Family: 0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP

Average Medical Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Officer was $106,762. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,492 in 2017.


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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