Medical Technologist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Medical Technologist"How much does a Medical Technologist in the federal government get paid? $78,532.44* *Based on the 2020 average.
Medical Technologist was the 60th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 5,082 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Medical Technologist, with an average salary of $78,202.
Government Medical Technologist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Medical Technologist job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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 require professional knowledge and competence in the field of medical technology. Medical technology involves performing, advising on, or supervising clinical laboratory testing of human blood, urine, and other body fluids or tissues, using manual or automated techniques; confirming test results and developing data which may be used by physicians in determining the presence and extent of disease or in support of medical research; modifying or designing laboratory procedures; establishing and monitoring quality control systems and measures; and providing instruction in the basic theory, technical skills, and application of laboratory test procedures. Medical technology includes work in such areas as hematology, bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology, immunology, serology, immunohematology (blood banking), clinical chemistry (including endocrinology and toxicology), and urinalysis as they relate to clinical laboratory practice.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Medical Technologist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||4,687||$78,202.07|
|Indian Health Service||223||$72,631.63|
|National Institutes of Health||72||$85,856.25|
|Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services||36||$117,770.19|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||30||$71,647.07|
|Food and Drug Administration||17||$131,479.82|
|Department of State||9||$98,784.22|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||7||$85,631.71|
|Health Resources and Services Administration||1||$72,543.00|
Medical Technologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Medical Technologist is $78,532.44. The highest paid Medical Technologist made $161,730 in 2020.
Common Medical Technologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Medical Technologist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||5,055|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||25|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Medical Technologist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Property Disposal Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Realty||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Equal Opportunity Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Clothing Design||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Medical Technologist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Medical Technologist was $54,845. Since then, the average pay has increased to $78,532 in 2020.
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