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2007 Medical and Dental Special Pay
 

 

Medical and dental officers on active duty for more than one year are entitled to monthly variable special pay at the annual rates indicated. They are entitled to annual additional special pay if they complete their internship or initial residency training and agree to serve on active duty at least one year. Officers who are board certified in their particular specialty are entitled to board-certified pay.

Medical Officers (annual)
Variable special payAdditional special payBoard-certified pay
Undergoing internship1,200N/AN/A
0 to 5 years5,00015,0002,500
6 to 7 years12,00015,0002,500
8 to 9 years11,50015,0002,500
10 to 11 years11,00015,0003,500
12 to 13 years10,00015,0004,000
14 to 17 years9,00015,0005,000
18 to 21 years8,00015,0006,000
22 or more years7,00015,0006,000
Paygrade O-7 and above7,00015,0006,000

Multiyear special pay (MSP) varies by specialty and length of service commitment. Medical officers below pay grade O-7, qualified in critical specialties and with eight or more years of creditable service and who have met their active-duty obligation for education may receive the MSP bonus if they agree to serve for an additional 2-, 3- or 4-year period. Incentive special pay (ISP) is paid to specialists not in internship or residency. Officers below grade O-7 who are qualified in a particular medical specialty may receive the ISP bonus if they agree to remain on active duty at least one more year. Dental officers in certain specialties are eligible for the dental officer multiyear retention bonus.

Medical officer annual special pay (MSP & ISP) - Medical Special Pay
Specialty2-year contract3-year contract4-year contractISP only or w/oblig.ISP w/MSP
Anesthesiology25,00038,00050,00036,00042,000
Cardiology (Adult)(1)21,00031,00041,00036,00041,000
Dermatology13,00019,00025,00018,00018,000
Emergency medicine17,00025,00033,00026,00026,000
Family practice17,00025,00033,00013,00013,000
Gastroenterology12,00013,00033,00026,00029,000
General surgery12,00013,00033,00029,00034,000
Internal medicine12,00013,00025,00014,00014,000
Neurology12,00013,00025,00014,00014,000
Neurosurgery(2)25,00038,00050,00036,00050,000
OB/GYN(3)17,00025,00033,00031,00031,000
Ophthalmology13,00019,00025,00028,00028,000
Orthopedics17,00025,00033,00036,00041,000
Otolaryngology17,00025,00033,00030,00033,000
Pathology13,00019,00025,00016,00019,000
Pediatrics12,00013,00015,00012,00012,000
Preventive/Occupational/13,00019,00025,00013,00013,000
Physical/Aerospace Medicine12,00013,00017,00013,00013,000
Psychiatry13,00019,00025,00015,00015,000
Pulmonary(1)21,00031,00041,00023,00026,000
Radiology25,00038,00050,00036,00042,000
Subspecialty Cat. I(4)21,00031,00041,00036,00041,000
Subspecialty Cat. II(5)12,00013,00017,00028,00028,000
Subspecialty Cat. III(6)12,00013,00017,00023,00026,000
Subspecialty Cat. IV(7)13,00019,00025,00014,00014,000
Urology17,00025,00033,00028,00028,000

Retention Bonus for Critical Specialties

(1) Due to unique Air Force shortages in pulmonary and adult cardiology, Air Force only may set MSP four-year contract rate at or below $50,000 under a pilot program; other services stay at the $41,000 cap. Pilot program will be evaluated in one year. (2) Services may set MSP four-year contract rate at less than $50,000 per year (3) Services may set MSP four-year contract rate at less than $33,000 per year (4) Cardio-thoracic, colon/rectal, oncology, pediatric, plastic, vascular, trauma/critical care surgery; transplant; (5) Nuclear medicine; (6) Residency trained in allergy/immunology; nephrology; hematology/oncology; pediatric cardiology; neonatology; and fellowship-trained critical care or intensive medicine specialists; (7) All internal medicine/pediatric subspecialties not listed in Subspecialty Categories I or III.

Dental Officers (annual)
Variable special payAdditional special payBoard-certified pay
Undergoing internship3,000N/AN/A
0 to 2 years3,0004,0002,500
3 to 5 years7,0006,0002,500
6 to 7 years7,0006,0002,500
8 to 9 years12,0006,0002,500
10 to 11 years12,00015,0003,500
12 to 13 years10,00015,0004,000
14 to 17 years9,00015,0005,000
18 or more years8,00015,0006,000
Pay grade O-7 and above7,00015,0006,000

Dental officer annual multiyear retention bonus
Specialty2-year contract3-year contract 4-year contract
Oral-maxillofacial surgeons(1)25,00038,00050,000
Comprehensive/operative dentistry20,00030,00040,000
Endodontics20,00030,00040,000
Prosthodontics20,00030,00040,000
Orthodontics18,00027,00035,000
Oral pathology/diagnosis/medicine18,00027,00035,000
Pediatric dentistry18,00027,00035,000
Periodontics18,00027,00035,000
Public health dentistry18,00027,00035,000
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD)18,00027,00035,000
Dental research18,00027,00035,000
Endodontics (Advanced Clinical Practice)13,00019,00025,000
Exodontia (ACP)13,00019,00025,000
General dentistry (ACP)13,00019,00025,000
Periodontics (ACP)13,00019,00025,000
Prosthodontics (ACP)13,00019,00025,000

(1) Oral-maxillofacial surgeons below the paygrade of O-7 with a current, valid, unrestricted license or approved waiver also are eligible for Incentive Special Pay at a rate of $25,000 per year.

Notes:

Certified registered nurse anesthetist: A qualified CRNA who agrees to remain on active duty may receive incentive special pay of up to $20,000 for a one-year contract; up to $25,000 per year for a two-year contract; up to $35,000 per year for a three-year contract; and up to $40,000 per year for a four-year contract.

Registered nurse accession bonus: A qualified RN who agrees to accept a commission and be assigned nurse duties may receive an accession bonus of up to $15,000 for a three-year contract and up to $25,000 for a four-year contract.

Dental officer accession bonus: A qualified dentist who agrees to accept a commission, be assigned dentist duties and remain on active duty for four years may receive up to a $30,000 accession bonus.

Optometrists and Veterinarians: Optometrists and veterinarians serving on active duty are entitled to $100 a month in special pay. Optometrists who draw special pay, have completed their obligation for education/training and agree to remain for two years qualify for the $6,000 per year retention special pay.

Pharmacy officer retention special pay: Pharmacists in pay grades O-6 and below who have completed their active-duty obligation for education/training and agree to remain for at least one more year qualify for retention special pay (see rates under dental officer variable special pay, above).

Pharmacy officer accession bonus: A qualified pharmacist who agrees to accept a commission, be assigned duty as a pharmacist and remain on active duty for at least four years may receive up to a $30,000 accession bonus.

Psychologists, non-physician health care providers and veterinarians: Qualified psychologists, non-physician health care providers and veterinarians who are board certified in their specialty may receive board-certified pay at the annual rates below:

Length of service Board-certified pay
Less than 10 years2,000
10 to 11 years2,500
12 to 13 years3,000
14 to 17 years4,000
18 or more years5,000

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