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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $214,968.45* *Based on the 2016 average.

Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 32,740 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $229,601.

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 26,359 $229,600.97
Food and Drug Administration 2,306 $158,493.38
National Institutes of Health 1,568 $153,693.55
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 964 $101,036.81
Indian Health Service 612 $208,646.60
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 387 $171,034.15
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 214 $166,233.05
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 56 $156,333.98
Federal Aviation Administration 44 $186,119.57
Health Resources and Services Administration 35 $155,168.89
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 32 $134,141.90
Department of State 26 $159,460.56
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 22 $159,840.86
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $78,437.94
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 13 $166,703.77
U.S. Agency for International Development 9 $150,070.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 7 $124,923.71
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 7 $142,480.43
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $131,773.33
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $208,588.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $153,057.80
Armed Forces Retirement Home 4 $205,133.00
Peace Corps 4 $159,959.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $159,523.67
Program Support Center 3 $208,074.00
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $176,021.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $155,363.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $168,101.00
Social Security Administration 2 $160,500.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $152,687.00
Ames Research Center 2 $157,550.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $166,321.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $188,427.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $159,135.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $160,300.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $160,300.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $170,400.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $160,300.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $161,567.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $74,172.00
Forest Service 1 $110,776.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $134,296.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $160,300.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $160,300.00
Department of Energy 1 $170,400.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $214,968.45. The highest paid Medical Officer made $403,849 in 2016.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
VM - Medical And Dental 16,671
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9,691
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 1,871
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1,857
GS - General Schedule 1,479
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 536
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 481
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 40
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 38
ES - Senior Executive Service 16
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 14
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 10
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
EG - Consultant (other) 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
EX - Executive Pay 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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