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Medical Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Medical Technician"

How much does a Medical Technician in the federal government get paid? $42,817.41* *Based on the 2020 average.

Medical Technician was the 114th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,954 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Technician, with an average salary of $42,621.

Government Medical Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Medical Technician 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

This occupation includes positions which involve nonprofessional technical work in clinical (medical) laboratories in performing tests and examinations in one or more areas of work such as chemistry, blood banking, hematology, or microbiology. The reports of findings of tests and examinations may be used by physicians in diagnosis, care and treatment of patients, or in support of medical research. The work requires a practical knowledge of the techniques of medical laboratory practice in one or more areas of clinical laboratory work (e.g., blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology) and of the chemistry, biology and anatomy involved.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Medical Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,775 $42,621.46
Indian Health Service 163 $44,664.84
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 13 $40,394.23
National Institutes of Health 2 $70,194.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $65,462.00

Medical Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Medical Technician is $42,817.41. The highest paid Medical Technician made $85,231 in 2020.

Common Medical Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Medical Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,953
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: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Medical Technician 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
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equipment OperatorClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Budget Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Financial Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Medical Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Technician was $33,038. Since then, the average pay has increased to $42,817 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 0645.

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