IES Officer Salary

It is important to note that the pay scale or salary structure of Indian Engineering Services (IES) is equivalant to other Civil Service professions. After the 7th Pay Commission, the pay scale and benefits of being a government officer have increased manifold.

Salary of the IES Officer

Salary Structure For Different Posts and Pay Scales

  • Before you actually start thinking about applying for this reputed position, it is important to know about the salary structure depending on different posts and promotions.
  • There is a difference between salaries before and after the 7th Pay Commission. Earlier, the net in-hand salary was Rs. 42,000 but now the approximate in-hand salary has become Rs. 55,135.
Level Pay Scale Grade Pay Time Frame
Junior level Rs 15,600 - Rs 39,100 Rs 5,400 On Joining
Senior level Rs 15,600 - Rs 39,100 Rs 6,600 5 6 years of joining
Junior Administrative Grade Rs 15,600 - Rs 39,100 Rs 7,600 Minimum 10 years after joining
Selection grade scale( Chief Engineer L2 / Jt. G M ) Rs 37,400 - Rs 67,000 Rs 8,700 20 years or more after joining
Super timegrade (Chief Engr. /Additional GM) Rs 37,400 - Rs 67,000 Rs 8,700  
Cabinet Secretary Grade Rs 90,000 N/A Fixed
Apex Pay Scale Rs 80,000 N/A Fixed

IES Officer Salary at Entry-Level (Break-up)

  • Basic Salary: Rs 15,600- Rs 39,100
  • Grade Pay: Rs 5,400
  • Net Salary: Rs 21,000
  • DA (Dearness Allowances): 113% of net salary i.e. 113% of Rs 21,000 equals to Rs 23,730
  • HRA: 30% of Net Salary + DA i.e. 30% of Rs (21,000 + 23,730) equals to Rs 13,419
  • Transport Allowance: Rs 6600 (for Type I cities)
  • Gross Salary: Rs 64,749 (Addition of the above)

Deductions Included

  • 10% of Gross for Pension
  • NPS Contribution: 10% of Basic + DA
  • Central Government employees group insurance scheme: Rs. 325
  • Income Tax Functions of investments and savings in different schemes

Allowances & Benefits

  • Residential Quarters or HRA
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Leave Travel Allowance/ Tour Allowance
  • Official Vehicle
  • Gratuity
  • CGHS medical facility
  • Provident Fund
  • Personal Assistant
  • Peon
  • Leave Encashment
  • Driver
  • Domestic Servant

Job Profile of an IES Officer

IES or Indian engineering services are the civil services that are appointed so as to accomplish technical and managerial functions for the Indian government.

List of Organizations/Cadres for which the IES Officer is Recruited

The organizations or cadres where IES officers get recruitment are:

  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Indian Telecommunication Service
  • Indian Navy Armaments Service
  • Border Roads Engineering Service
  • Indian Railways Service
  • Central Engineering Service for Roads
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Indian Ordnance Factory
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Defence Service Engineering Corps
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Service
  • Indian Army Engineering Service

Career Growth of an IES Officer

  • The candidate will be inducted as an Assistant Executive Engineer or Assistant Director.
  • After an experience of 3 to 4 years, the candidate will be promoted to Executive Engineer or Director.
  • After 13 years of experience, the candidate will be appointed as a Joint General Manager or Chief Engineer (Level II).
  • After 20 years of experience, the candidate will be promoted to the post of Additional General Manager or Chief Engineer.
  • After 30 years of experience, the candidate will become a Senior General Manager.
  • The final promotion will come after gaining experience of 34 years when the candidate will become a Managing Director or Chairperson of the governmental organization.

IES Eligibility

The selection process of a candidate ateach stage of the examination will be subject to the eligibility conditions that must be met. 

PSU through GATE

Candidates can get recruitment in PSUs through the GATE examination. This exam is conducted at the national level and considered as a qualifying criterion to work with the PSUs.Some of the PSU s that use this criterion are BHEL, GAIL, BSNL, DMRC and many more.


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