Medical Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Medical Technician"How much does a Medical Technician in the federal government get paid? $39,820.81* *Based on the 2016 average.
Medical Technician was the 121st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,843 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Technician, with an average salary of $39,608.
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.
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||1,621||$39,607.75|
|Indian Health Service||145||$39,280.87|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||35||$39,681.14|
|National Institutes of Health||3||$61,299.67|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||2||$66,530.00|
Medical Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Technician is $39,820.81. The highest paid Medical Technician made $77,990 in 2016.
Common Medical Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,841|
|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:||Technical and Medical 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 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|
|Equal Opportunity Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Construction Control Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Clerk-Typist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Cash Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Insurance Accounts||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Medical Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Technician was $33,038. Since then, the average pay has increased to $39,821 in 2016.
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