Medical Support Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Medical Support Assistant"How much does a Medical Support Assistant in the federal government get paid? $45,175.96* *Based on the 2021 average.
Medical Support Assistant was the 11th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 32,644 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Support Assistance, with an average salary of $45,288.
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||31,481||$45,288.12|
|Indian Health Service||1,132||$41,866.80|
|National Institutes of Health||25||$53,947.00|
|Bureau of the Census||2||$50,423.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||2||$42,967.50|
|Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs)||1||$42,110.00|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||1||$41,901.00|
Medical Support Assistant Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Support Assistant is $45,175.96. The highest paid Medical Support Assistant made $95,572 in 2021.
Common Medical Support Assistant Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Support Assistance Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||32,643|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$63,734.00 / 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 Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Telecommunications Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Guide||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Editorial Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Insurance Accounts||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Medical Support Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Support Assistant was $31,107. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,176 in 2021.
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.
Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.
The series code of this occupation is