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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $126,492.48* *Based on the 2017 average.

Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 33,102 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $118,992.

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 26,951 $118,992.12
Food and Drug Administration 2,222 $163,002.01
National Institutes of Health 1,605 $151,820.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 761 $102,470.01
Indian Health Service 646 $217,999.97
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 389 $175,778.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 203 $167,151.08
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 51 $161,707.16
Federal Aviation Administration 45 $189,796.53
Health Resources and Services Administration 32 $156,622.63
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 28 $141,802.74
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 23 $161,748.30
Department of State 22 $162,105.24
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 16 $168,458.63
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 16 $103,310.19
U.S. Agency for International Development 11 $152,528.55
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 10 $204,574.10
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 9 $224,612.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 7 $147,977.71
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $134,101.83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $153,002.20
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $161,900.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 4 $201,647.75
Peace Corps 4 $163,650.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $159,773.33
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $154,217.00
Program Support Center 3 $228,085.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $138,735.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $172,455.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $155,639.00
Ames Research Center 2 $161,336.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $183,881.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $161,900.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $171,489.00
Forest Service 1 $111,874.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $138,160.00
Department of Energy 1 $172,100.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $170,400.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $205,000.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $161,900.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $172,100.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $161,900.00
Social Security Administration 1 $161,900.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $126,492.48. The highest paid Medical Officer made $390,000 in 2017.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
VM - Medical And Dental 17,223
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9,732
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 1,970
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1,788
GS - General Schedule 1,235
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 522
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 481
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 41
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 38
ES - Senior Executive Service 18
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 13
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market 8
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
EG - Consultant (other) 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
EX - Executive Pay 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
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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