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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $192,769.55* *Based on the 2013 average.
30,551 EMPLOYEES
$5.89B TOTAL SALARY
VM MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 30,551 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $208,548.

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 23,395 $208,548.14
Food and Drug Administration 2,543 $148,156.72
National Institutes of Health 1,705 $140,099.92
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,315 $95,914.06
Indian Health Service 658 $184,444.89
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 389 $164,512.06
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 221 $152,729.43
Federal Aviation Administration 47 $175,925.68
Health Resources and Services Administration 45 $147,011.51
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 45 $154,510.98
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 30 $136,139.31
Department of State 24 $153,647.46
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 22 $154,454.82
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 14 $79,319.00
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $118,154.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 9 $114,384.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 8 $161,301.50
Agency for International Development 7 $145,331.57
Social Security Administration 5 $155,500.00
Program Support Center 5 $150,546.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $144,262.60
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $179,900.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $155,500.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $154,848.33
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $148,510.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $167,600.00
Ames Research Center 2 $152,153.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $147,857.00
Peace Corps 2 $153,853.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $146,135.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $157,278.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $136,771.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $124,257.50
Government Printing Office 1 $155,500.00
Departmental Administration 1 $136,771.00
National Science Foundation 1 $176,547.00
Office Assistant Secretary for Health 1 $146,888.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $155,500.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $165,000.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $155,500.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $74,172.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $165,300.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $191,151.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $152,635.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $153,447.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $168,490.00
Forest Service 1 $107,509.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $165,300.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $155,500.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $160,165.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $155,500.00
Department of Energy 1 $160,980.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $192,769.55. The highest paid Medical Officer made $401,589 in 2013.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
VM - Medical And Dental 14,073
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10,426
GS - General Schedule 1,952
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 1,697
EG - Consultant (other) 1,611
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 620
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 43
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 34
ES - Senior Executive Service 23
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 14
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 12
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 11
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
EX - Executive Pay 4
EE - Expert (other) 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 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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