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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.

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 28,751 $269,579.51
Food and Drug Administration 1,922 $180,777.68
National Institutes of Health 1,588 $173,111.27
Indian Health Service 732 $249,564.53
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 601 $109,642.02
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 381 $195,679.48
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 202 $253,129.27
Federal Aviation Administration 53 $206,274.09
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 40 $148,109.93
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 39 $186,715.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 25 $172,647.20
Health Resources and Services Administration 24 $173,331.92
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 23 $235,513.25
Department of State 20 $172,717.60
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 20 $123,732.40
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $179,076.11
U.S. Agency for International Development 14 $172,317.86
Veterans Benefits Administration 8 $168,203.75
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $226,955.43
Armed Forces Retirement Home 6 $218,483.17
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 6 $171,180.50
Peace Corps 5 $169,898.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $172,500.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 4 $265,856.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $167,465.25
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $158,723.75
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $186,272.33
Program Support Center 3 $248,165.33
Customs and Border Protection 3 $235,278.00
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $189,010.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $175,050.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $168,072.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $263,141.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $220,683.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $240,088.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $256,000.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $172,500.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $224,434.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $160,286.00
Forest Service 1 $123,787.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $201,094.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $230,128.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $209,300.00
Ames Research Center 1 $172,500.00
Department of Energy 1 $186,300.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $172,500.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $198,217.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $172,500.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $207,600.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $175,000.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $172,500.00

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

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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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