Special Pays For Health Professional Officers

Variable Special Pay (VSP), Medical Officers
Pay GradeUnder 3 Years3 but less than 66 but less than 88 but less than 1010 but less than 1212 but less than 1414 but less than 1818 but less than 2222 and over
Thru O-6416.661,000.00958.33916.66833.33750.00666.66583.33
Above O-6583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33

Variable Special Pay, Dental Officers
Pay GradeUnder 3 years3 but less than 66 but less than 88 but less than 1212 but less than 1414 but less than 1818 and over
Thru O-6583.33583.331,000.00833.33750.00666.67
Above O-6583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33583.33

Board Certified Pay Special Pay, Medical and Dental Officers
Pay GradeUnder 10 years10 but less than 1212 but less then 1414 but less than 1818 & over
All Grades208.33291.66333.33416.66500.00

Additional Special Pay (ASP), Dental Officers, effective April 24, 2008
Pay GradesUnder 3 years3 but less than 1010 & over
All Grades10,000.0012,000.0015,000.00

Incentive Special Pay, Medical Officers
SpecialtyAnnual AmtSpecialtyAnnual AmtSpecialtyAnnual AmtSpecialtyAnnual Amt
Aerospace Med20,000.00General surgery29,000.00Otolaryngology30,000.00Subspecialty Category I36,000.00
Anesthesiology36,000.00Internal medicine20,000.00Pathology20,000.00Subspecialty Category II28,000.00
Cardiology36,000.00Neurology20,000.00Pediatrics20,000.00Subspecialty Category III23,000.00
Dermatology20,000.00Neurosurgery36,000.00Phys and Prev/Occ Med20,000.00Subspecialty Category IV20,000.00
Emergency Med26,000.00OB/GYN31,000.00Psychiatry20,000.00Subspecialty Category V36,000.00
Family practice20,000.00Ophthalmology28,000.00Pulmonary/IM-Critical Care23,000.00Urology28,000.00

Multiyear Retention Bonus, Dental Officers
Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4
4 Year Agreement50,000.0040,000.0035,000.0025,000.00
3 Year Agreement38,000.0030,000.0027,000.0019,000.00
2 Year Agreement25,000.0020,000.0018,000.0013,000.00

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