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IES Officer Salary 2021: Know in-hand salary, payscale, allowances and other details

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Thu, 16 Sep 2021 11:15 PM IST


Get details on IES Officer Salary 2021 at Know in-hand salary, along with other additional allowances, benefits, job profile and career growth.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Engineering Services Exam every year to recruit eligible and interested candidates to various posts. UPSC has recently released the notification related to DAF for candidates appearing in the interview round of the IES Examination. Indian Engineering Services highly prestigious exam and post. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the IES exam should be familiar with all the details regarding the exam such as eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. Candidates should also know about the IES Officer Salary and job profile to understand the appealing nature of the post. IES Officers are paid an initial in-hand salary amounting to Rs. 55,135 to Rs. 7,90,483 and the IES Officers Salary is based on the grade pay of Rs. 5400. In this article, we have explained everything regarding IES Officer salary such as in-hand salary, basic salary, allowances, pay scale, and more. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our monthly FREE Current Affairs Ebook- Download Now.

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IES Officer Salary 2021

IES Officers are paid their salary as per the guidelines of the 7th pay commission. They get an in-hand salary amounting to Rs. 55,135. The detailed salary structure is as follows:
Level Pay Scale (in INR) Grade Pay (in INR)
Junior Level 15,600 - 39,100 5400
Senior Scale 15,600 - 39,100 6600
Junior Administrative Grade 15,600 - 39,100 7600
Selection Grade Scale (Chief Engineer L2/Joint GM) 37,400 - 67,000 8700
Super Timegrade (Chief Engineer/Additional GM) 37,400 - 67,000 8700
Cabinet Secretary Grade 90,000 NA

IES Officer Allowances and Benefits

Along with a handsome amount of salary, IES Officers also receive various allowances and benefits which include the following:
  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Medical Facilities
  • Leave Travel Allowance
  • Gratuity
  • Provident Fund
  • Other Allowances

IES Officer Job Profile

IES Officer job profile differs according to the service and departments they are placed in. However in general they have to perform perform managerial and technical tasks. They have to manage and execute projects, deal with bureaucratic processes and so on. The various cadres or organizations in which IES Officers can be employed are as follows:
  1. Border Roads Engineering Service
  2. Central Electrical and Mechanical Service
  3. Central Engineering Service for Roads
  4. Central Power Engineering Service
  5. Central Water Engineering
  6. Defense Service Engineering Corps
  7. Geological Survey of India
  8. Indian Army Engineering Service
  9. Indian Navy Armaments Service
  10. Indian Ordnance Factory
  11. Indian Railways Service
  12. Indian Supply Service
  13. Indian Telecommunication Service

IES Officer Career Growth 

Candidates who crack the exam are initially recruited as Assistant Executive Engineer. With time, on the basis of experience they receive promotions. 
  • 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 of level 2.
  • 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 Officer Salary FAQs

Q. What is the initial post offered to IES Officers?

A. The initial post offered to IES Officers is that of Assistant Executive Engineer.

Q. What are the allowances that IES Officers receive?

A. IES Officers receive various allowances such as: Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Medical Facilities, Leave Travel Allowance, Gratuity, Provident Fund, Other Allowances.

Q. What is the in-hand salary of IES Officer?

A. The in-hand salary of IES Officer is Rs. 55,135.

Q. Are there opportunities for the promotion of IES Officers?

A. Yes, there are various opportunities for the promotion of IES officers.

Q. What is the initial grade pay of IES Officers?

A. The initial grade pay of IES Officers is Rs. 5400



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