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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $206,179.59* *Based on the 2015 average.

Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 32,861 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.

In 2015, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $220,439.

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 26,320 $220,439.02
Food and Drug Administration 2,336 $153,674.09
National Institutes of Health 1,627 $149,588.14
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,030 $99,652.75
Indian Health Service 622 $200,614.01
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 390 $165,994.94
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 221 $156,226.22
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 54 $155,359.70
Federal Aviation Administration 43 $183,171.58
Health Resources and Services Administration 40 $148,421.73
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 37 $133,938.49
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 21 $158,207.19
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 16 $66,460.13
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 10 $168,648.80
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $121,923.60
U.S. Agency for International Development 9 $147,147.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 9 $119,228.44
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 8 $141,954.63
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $148,746.80
Program Support Center 4 $174,353.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $189,898.75
Peace Corps 4 $156,613.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $206,660.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 3 $206,002.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $157,701.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $155,363.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $171,000.00
Ames Research Center 2 $155,249.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $150,830.00
Social Security Administration 2 $159,000.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $166,507.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $149,111.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $163,615.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 2 $209,495.00
Department of Energy 1 $167,501.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $151,496.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $158,700.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $168,700.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $158,700.00
Government Printing Office 1 $158,700.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $74,172.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $157,492.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $158,700.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $168,623.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $158,700.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $135,968.00
Forest Service 1 $109,670.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $206,179.59. The highest paid Medical Officer made $400,000 in 2015.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
VM - Medical And Dental 16,496
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10,798
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1,960
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 1,775
GS - General Schedule 1,591
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 39
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 38
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 36
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 36
ES - Senior Executive Service 17
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 16
EG - Consultant (other) 11
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 11
SL - Senior Level Positions 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1

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Average Medical Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Officer was $106,762. Since then, the average pay has increased to $258,716 in 2022.

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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