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  • Last Modified 23-08-2023

ISRO Salary 2023: Know In-hand Salary and Benefits


ISRO Salary 2023: The officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) regularly conduct entrance exams to recruit candidates. They also publish advertisements for various recruitments on the official website. To apply for jobs within ISRO, such as scientists and engineers, the candidates require at least a graduate degree and must satisfy the eligibility criteria.

The salary of ISRO scientists ranges anywhere between INR 15600 – 39100/- per month as the basic pay. However, after some years, the pay grade can reach INR 75,500 – 80,000. Besides, working in ISRO has different perks that one can enjoy as an employee. Those interested in knowing the ISRO Scientist’s monthly salary and the ISRO Chairman’s salary can read this article.

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ISRO Salary 2023: Posts and No. of Vacancies in ISRO

ISRO has not yet released the notification related to the latest vacancies. However, candidates can check the list of posts released in previous years and the number of vacancies to get an idea. Based on the previous year’s data, we are providing the number of vacancies available for each discipline below in the form of this table:

Post CodePost NameNumber of Vacancies
BE004Scientists/ Engineer ‘SC’ (Civil)09
BE005Scientists/ Engineer ‘SC’ (Electrical)05
BE006Scientists/ Engineer ‘SC’ (Refrigeration and Air Conditioning)02
BE007Scientists/ Engineer ‘SC’ (Architecture)01
BE008Scientists/ Engineer ‘SC’ (Electrical) – Chandigarh01

Basic Pay and Allowances in ISRO

Besides the basic salary, ISRO scientists will receive many other benefits from the central government of India. ISRO scientists will have Travel Allowance, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, and various other allowances, along with retirement benefits. The recruitment of ISRO scientists is through a national-level exam. The monthly pay band of different ISRO scientist positions is represented below in the form of a table:

PostsMonthly Salary
Distinguished ScientistINR 75,500 -INR 80,000
Outstanding ScientistINR 67,000 -INR 79,000
Scientist/ Engineer – H & GINR 37,400 – INR 67,000
Scientist/ Engineer – SGINR 37,400 – INR 67,000
Scientist/ Engineer- SFINR 37,400 – INR 67,000
Scientist/ Engineer- SE & SDINR 15,600 – INR 39,100

ISRO Scientist Salary After Grade Pay

The 7th Pay Commission revised the ISRO Scientist salary per month and allowances. The monthly basic pay of INR 15,600 increased with a grade pay of INR 6,600. The maximum monthly salary for an ISRO scientist is INR 80,000, with a consequent increase in the grade pay. The salary of an ISRO engineer or scientist, along with grade pay, is as per the table below:

PostsGrade Pay
Scientist/ Engineer – H & GINR 10,000
Scientist/ Engineer – SGINR 8,900
Scientist/ Engineer – SFINR 8,700
Scientist/ Engineer – SEINR 7,600
Scientist/ Engineer – SDINR 6,600

There have been some changes in the allowances of ISRO scientists after the introduction of the 7th Pay Commission. Candidates have to note the following information regarding the monthly remuneration received by an ISRO Officer:

  1. Pay Band plus Grade Pay is the Basic Pay.
  2. Employees will receive a Dearness allowance, which will be revised twice a year. As per the records of 0215, the DA is 113% every month.
  3. HRA Allowance depends on the classification of the city they are posted to according to the Government of India Rules. The HRA allowances vary from 10% – 30% of the basic pay.
  4. The Transport Allowance varies from INR 400 to INR 3,200 depending on the grade of pay and depending on the city of posting.
  5. Dearness Allowance on transport allowance is also applicable.

Benefits of Joining ISRO

ISRO is known as one of the largest Indian organisations filled with people with high skills and knowledge. The organisation not only provides a decent salary but also lends a reputation and decent lifestyle to its employees. Following are some of the benefits of ISRO:

  1. The best benefit is job security. You get long-time employment along with the promise of safety for your job.
  2. Allowances and pay in ISRO are comparatively better than many other Indian Jobs.
  3. Reputation is also one of the best things you get when you add ISRO to your resume.
  4. ISRO employees are also liable for their pension after retirement.
  5. Other facilities you get are Medical facilities for you and your family members, a Limited Housing facility, Travelling Concessions, advance on House Construction, Group Insurance, Subsidised canteen, HRA etc.

Frequently Asked Questions on ISRO Salary

Now let us go through the answers to some questions that aspirants on the ISRO salary frequently ask:

Q.1: How much does an ISRO scientist earn?
An ISRO scientist earns a basic pay of INR 56,100 and other allowances. For more details, check this article.
Q.2: What are the different levels of scientists in ISRO?
The different levels of scientists are scientists H, G, SD, SE, SF, and SG.
Q.3: What other allowances are provided to ISRO scientists besides basic pay?
Ans: TA, DA, HRA and other additional benefits are provided to scientists at ISRO. For more details, go through the official website.
Q.4: Are jobs provided by ISRO permanent ones?
Ans: The new employee must successfully complete the probationary period of 2 years, and after that, the job is permanent.
Q.5: Is there any opening in 2023 for ISRO scientist posts?
Ans: The official notification regarding the vacancies for the post of ISRO scientists has not yet been released. Aspirants must keep an eye on the official website to get the complete details.

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