Medical Support Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Medical Support Assistant"How much does a Medical Support Assistant in the federal government get paid? $40,347.36* *Based on the 2016 average.
Medical Support Assistant was the 14th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 22,177 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Support Assistance, with an average salary of $40,462.
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.
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||21,106||$40,461.83|
|Indian Health Service||1,058||$37,990.83|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||3||$42,976.33|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||3||$43,919.33|
|National Institutes of Health||3||$64,951.33|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||2||$35,976.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||1||$35,067.00|
|Bureau of the Census||1||$42,012.00|
Medical Support Assistant Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Support Assistant is $40,347.36. The highest paid Medical Support Assistant made $84,400 in 2016.
Common Medical Support Assistant Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Support Assistance Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||22,175|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$57,015.00 / 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|
|Cash Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Information Receptionist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Safety Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Drafting||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Financial Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Medical Support Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Support Assistant was $31,107. Since then, the average pay has increased to $41,217 in 2017.
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