IES Officer Salary 2023, Know in-hand salary, payscale, allowances and other details

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IES Officer Salary: The Union Public Service Commission conducts IES Exam. All those candidates who aspire to appear for this exam should know all the details such as eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, salary and so on. IES Officer salary is a very handsome amount. The in-hand salary  is Rs. 55,135 to Rs. 7,90,483 and the grade pay is Rs. 5400.

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Along with a good salary, there are many allowances and benefits that IES Officers receive. Read this article to check IES Officer salary and other details. Also you can read our general awareness e-books to cover IES Syllabus.

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Table of Contents

1. IES Officer Salary
2. IES Officer Allowances and Benefits
3. IES Officer Job Profile
4. IES Officer Career Growth


IES Officer Salary 2023

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
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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 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


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IES Officer Career Growth 

Candidates who crack the exam are initially recruited as Assistant Executive Engineers. 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.
  To know more read here 
UPSC CAPF Eligibility   IES Eligibility Criteria 2022 UPSC CDS Eligibility

What is the initial post offered to IES Officers?

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

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.

What is the in-hand salary of an IES Officer?

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

Are there opportunities for the promotion of IES Officers?

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

What is the initial grade pay of IES Officers?

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

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