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Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"

How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $130,575.42* *Based on the 2019 average.

Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 33,192 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.

In 2019, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $122,623.

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 27,518 $122,622.89
Food and Drug Administration 1,941 $170,783.48
National Institutes of Health 1,494 $161,746.73
Indian Health Service 698 $230,354.39
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 661 $104,824.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 362 $189,909.35
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 191 $176,197.62
Federal Aviation Administration 49 $191,336.51
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 45 $172,930.91
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 28 $149,951.48
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 24 $166,814.67
Department of Veterans Affairs 23 $117,772.35
Department of State 21 $167,790.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 17 $81,074.25
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 16 $171,709.69
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 13 $231,755.25
U.S. Agency for International Development 12 $162,600.83
Health Resources and Services Administration 10 $167,507.30
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $226,369.17
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 5 $213,566.60
Armed Forces Retirement Home 5 $211,025.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 5 $162,986.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 4 $155,140.75
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $166,500.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $214,995.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $159,426.00
Peace Corps 3 $166,500.00
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $182,111.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $179,557.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $161,201.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $166,500.00
Program Support Center 2 $245,320.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $176,967.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $176,697.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $148,445.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $205,000.00
Forest Service 1 $115,313.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $161,909.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $166,500.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $166,500.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $192,300.00
Ames Research Center 1 $165,346.00
Department of Energy 1 $176,900.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $189,600.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $152,352.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $176,900.00
Social Security Administration 1 $166,500.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $166,500.00

Medical Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Officer is $130,575.42. The highest paid Medical Officer made $417,608 in 2019.

Common Medical Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Officer Employees
VM - Medical And Dental 17,721
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 9,816
GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market Pay Under 38 U.s.c. 7431(c) 2,012
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1,488
GS - General Schedule 1,072
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 509
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 421
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 45
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 41
ES - Senior Executive Service 16
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 12
SL - Senior Level Positions 8
GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market Pay Under 38 U.s.c. 7431(c) 7
EG - Consultant (other) 5
EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
EX - Executive Pay 2
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 2
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 1
SQ - Physicians/dentists Under Sci & Prof (st) Pay System Who Receive Market Pay Under 38 U.s.c. 7431(c) 1

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Average Medical Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Officer was $106,762. Since then, the average pay has increased to $255,213 in 2021.

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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