Medical Officer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for medical officers is 46 years. The medical officer workforce reached a whopping 16,484 in 2020!

Among medical officers, we discovered that 36.9% of them are women, while 56.7% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among medical officers is White, which makes up 65.0% of all medical officers. Comparatively, there are 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of medical officers are located in NY, New York and WA, Seattle.

Medical officers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies. Taking it a step further, medical officers are more likely to find a job in the health care industry. Looking at medical officer statistics, we found was that New York, Alaska, Washington, Rhode Island and Delaware are where medical officers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about medical officer demographics? We analyzed 5,061 medical officers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Medical Officer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as medical officers. Keep reading to find out what the results for medical officers were.

Medical Officer Gender Ratio

Among medical officers, 36.9% of them are women compared to 56.7% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 56.7%
  • Female, 36.9%
  • Unknown, 6.4%

Medical Officer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among medical officers is White, which makes up 65.0% of all medical officers. Comparatively, there are 13.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 12.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.0%
  • Black or African American, 12.0%
  • Asian, 7.4%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Medical Officers

The chart below shows that 22.5% of medical officers speak Hindi. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Spanish at 16.7% and French is the third-most popular at 10.5%.

Job Title
  • Hindi, 22.5%
  • Spanish, 16.7%
  • French, 10.5%
  • Urdu, 7.7%
  • Arabic, 7.7%
  • Other, 34.9%

Medical Officer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among medical officers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Medical Officer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the medical officer position over time.

Male
Female
35%
32%
30%
27%
25%
22%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Medical Officer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of medical officers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of medical officers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Medical Officer

By looking over 5,061 medical officers resumes, we figured out that the average medical officer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Medical Officer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of medical officer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of medical officers is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Medical Officers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Medical Officer57%37%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Medical Officer
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Medical Officers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to medical officers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Railroad Construction Director7.96%
Engineering Operations Manager15.08%
Apartment Manager15.36%
Business Dean21.51%
Hotel Director21.82%
Medical Officer28.57%
Director Of Program Services29.21%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Medical Officer?

male-income
Male Income
$95,525
female-income
Female Income
$80,428

Medical Officer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and White men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$123,492
$115,352
$107,212
$99,072
$90,931
$82,791
$74,651
$66,511
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Medical Officer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$56,600
Some College/ Associate Degree$72,188
Bachelor's Degree$90,267
Master's Degree$119,615
Doctorate Degree$168,848

Medical Officer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$199,358
$168,848
$138,338
$107,828
$77,319
$46,809
$16,299
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Medical Officer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a medical officer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of medical officers is $81,035. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Medical Officers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where medical officers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Medical Officers Located?

By looking through more than 5,061 resumes, we found that the most popular places for medical officers are NY, New York and WA, Seattle.

Number of Medical Officers

Where Are Medical Officers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country medical officers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Medical Officer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ medical officers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most medical officers is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire medical officers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Medical Officer Work In

Employees with the medical officer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most medical officers prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

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Government

Private

Public

Education

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ medical officers. Those industries include health care, non profits and professional.

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Health Care

Non Profits

Professional

Government

Hospitality

Medical Officer Jobs