Medical Officer - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Medical Officer"How much does a Medical Officer in the federal government get paid? $255,212.58* *Based on the 2021 average.
Medical Officer was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 34,544 employed. The most common payscale was the medical and dental payscale.
In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Officer, with an average salary of $269,580.
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.
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
Medical Officer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Officer is $255,212.58. The highest paid Medical Officer made $456,028 in 2021.
Common Medical Officer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Officer Employees|
|VM - Medical And Dental||19,063|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||9,846|
|GP - Gs Physicians And Dentists Paid Market Pay Under 38 U.s.c. 7431(c)||2,252|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||1,352|
|GS - General Schedule||869|
|RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose||537|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||476|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||49|
|SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified||43|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||12|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||10|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||8|
|GR - Gm Physicians And Dentists Paid Market Pay Under 38 U.s.c. 7431(c)||5|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||5|
|EG - Consultant (other)||4|
|EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan||4|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||2|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||2|
|EX - Executive Pay||1|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|SQ - Physicians/dentists Under Sci & Prof (st) Pay System Who Receive Market Pay Under 38 U.s.c. 7431(c)||1|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service||1|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
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.
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