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Medical Support Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Medical Support Assistant"

How much does a Medical Support Assistant in the federal government get paid? $44,075.98* *Based on the 2020 average.
31,205 EMPLOYEES
$1.37B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Medical Support Assistant was the 12th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 31,205 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Support Assistance, with an average salary of $44,182.

Government Medical Support Assistance jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Medical Support Assistance job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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

Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.

Agencies that have hired a Medical Support Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 30,020 $44,182.11
Indian Health Service 1,152 $41,131.36
National Institutes of Health 25 $52,625.08
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $44,087.33
Bureau of the Census 2 $40,736.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $40,737.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $56,222.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $40,365.00

Medical Support Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Support Assistant is $44,075.98. The highest paid Medical Support Assistant made $94,626 in 2020.

Common Medical Support Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Support Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 31,203
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Occupation Family: 0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Medical Support Assistance jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Budget Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
GuideTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Medical Support Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Support Assistant was $31,107. Since then, the average pay has increased to $44,076 in 2020.


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 0679.

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