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RRB JE Salary and Job Profile 2022: Check Job Profile, Salary Structure & Career Growth


RRB JE Salary 2022: The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Junior Engineering (JE) exam is one of the challenging exams in the country. Candidates are often attracted to the posts available through the RRB JE exam because of the lucrative salary and more so because of the lucrative benefits and perks that RRB JE employees receive. A RRB JE employee receives a salary of Rs. 34,500 during the training period and after the completion of the training period employees will receive a salary of Rs. 42,000 per month.

Candidates can get an idea and understanding of the RRB JE salary structure as job location from this article. Moreover, this article will also highlight the RRB JE career growth and job profile along with the various benefits and perks. Some of the perks that employees receive are Dearness Allowances, HRA, and so on. Read on to know more about RRB JE salary 2022.

RRB JE Salary 2022

Before getting into the details of RRB JE Salary, let us look at the different specialisations under which the candidates are recruited:

1Civil Engineering
2Electrical Engineering
3Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
4Mechanical Engineering
5Information Technology Engineering

Those recruited as JE in different departments of the RRB receive a regular RRB JE Salary allowance and perks. Also, before the 7th pay commission, the salary of RRB JEs was different than what it is now. We have done a complete analysis of how much salary a JE gets—while working as a trainee and after being promoted permanently. Check out the class-wise distribution of RRB JE salary in this comprehensive article below.

RRB JE Salary 2022: During Training

Candidates who are qualified in the RRB JE exam will be appointed as Junior Engineers in Indian Railways. Initially, candidates will have to go through a training period to know the work culture and duties to be carried out as Junior Engineer in Railways. Candidates will receive around Rs.35,400/- in hand during the training period.

RRB JE Salary Based on Job Location 2022

Once the candidates complete their training period, they will receive other allowances like HRA, DA and TA, including incentives. So, candidates working as Junior Engineers in Railways will receive around Rs 42,000 per month after their training period. The RRB JE Salary will depend upon the employee’s location of posting.

The Indian Railways have divided cities into 3 classes and candidates will receive the salary according to the class of the city they are posted in. The three classes are listed below:

  1. Class A: Metropolis
  2. Class B: Metropolis + Other Big Cities
  3. Class C: Village + Small Cities

So, the RRB JE Salary for Junior Engineers according to their job location is tabulated below:

ComponentClass A (in Rs.)Class B (in Rs.)Class C (in Rs.)
Basic Pay13,50013,50013,500
Dearness Allowance (125% of Basic)16,87516,87516,875
House Rent Allowance4050 (30% of Basic)2,700 (20% of Basic)1,350 (10% of Basic)
Other Allowance400040004000
In-hand Salary38,42537,07535,725
Deduction (Approx.)2,0002,0002,000
Total Pay36,42535,07533,725

RRB JE Salary After 7th Pay Commission

Check the below table to know the revised RRB JE Salary after 7th Pay Commission.

DescriptionJE (Junior Engineer) Salary
Pay Scale Band (Current Salary)Rs. 29,300 – 34,800
Grade Pay (Current Salary)Rs. 4,200
Pay Band (VI CPC)Rs. 29,300 – 34,800
Grade Pay (VI CPC)Rs. 4,800
Pay Band (VII CPC)Rs. 37,200 – 1,39,200
Grade Pay (VII CPC)Rs. 19,200
On Selection/ Promotion, Entry PayRs. 72,600

How to Calculate the RRB JE Salary 2022?

Check the below table to understand the salary of an RRB JE is calculated.

BasicRs. 35,400
Dearness Allowance (DA)Rs. 35,400 x 17 % = Rs. 6,018
House Rent Allowance (HRA)Rs. 35,400 x 24 % = Rs. 8,496
Travel Allowance (TA)Rs. 3,600 + 3,600 *17% (3,600 + 612) = Rs. 4,212
Gross SalaryRs. 35,400 + 6,018 + 8,496 + 4,212 = Rs. 54,126

Railway JE Salary 2022: Carrer Growth & Promotion

The career growth and promotion for the Junior Engineer in Railways can be defined in the following hierarchy:

  1. Junior Engineer
  2. Senior Section Engineer
  3. Assistant Divisional Manager
  4. Divisional Engineer
  5. Senior Divisional Engineer

So, the candidates who are working as Junior Engineer will be promoted on this basis of their performance and experience. The RRB JE salary will also be increased according to their promotion.

RRB JE Salary: Facilities & Perks

Apart from the job security and salary, the Junior Engineers working in the Indian Railways will enjoy various facilities and perks offered by the government. The facilities and bonuses provided by the government for Junior Engineers are listed below:

  1. Dearness allowance
  2. Medical Allowance
  3. Travel Allowance
  4. Educational Allowance
  5. House Rent Allowance
  6. Railway Duty Pass
  7. Festival Bonus
  8. City compensatory allowance (CCA)
  9. Special Allowance

After the 7th pay commission, the HRA has changed. In a city with a population of more than 50 lakhs, the HRA is 24%. In the cities with less than 50 lakh population, the HRA is 16%. In the city of posting with less than 5 lakh population, the HRA is 8%.

RRB JE Job Profile and Responsibilities

Here is the job profile and the responsibilities that an RRB Junior Engineer has to perform upon being selected:

Job Profile

The roles and responsibilities of a Railway Junior Engineer are as follows:

  1. Maintain and supervise tools like overhead (OHE), substations (PS), that are used to shift the rolling stock.
  2. Check the functioning and availability of hardware, software, and other office machineries.
  3. Maintain accounting records of accessories and stores.
  4. Monitor the signalling system of stations.


  1. Platform Extension Work, platform sheds repairing or construction painting etc are included in the asset creation section.
  2. Bridges maintenance, conducting the workshops and railway division construction on a regular basis.
  3. Maintenance of the electric locomotive, traction distribution and air conditioning, lighting of the train, safety system, power supply and others.
  4. Producing and safeguarding the Electric Locomotives, Main line Electrical Multiple Units etc.
  5. Maintenance of passengers coaches and goods wagons.
  6. Availability of defect rolling stocks like diesel.

FAQs on RRB JE Salary

Following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding RRB Junior Salary, along with their answers:

Q1. What is the in-hand salary of the RRB JE during training?
During the training period, the JE will receive Rs.35,400/- per month.
Q2. What is the band pay of an RRB Junior Engineer?
The band pay of the candidates is varied between Rs. 35400 and Rs. 112400.
Q3. What is the grade pay for RRB JE?
The grade pay of RRB JE is Rs. 4200/-.
Q4. What is the highest promotion levels of the RRB JE?
: The highest level of promotion for RRB JE is Divisional Engineer.
Q5. Does the RRB Junior Engineer receive HRA?
Yes, the RRB Junior Engineer will receive an HRA depending on the place of posting.

Candidates appearing for the exam are advised to take the Railway JE Mock Tests Series of Embibe as bank exam syllabus and RRB JE syllabus for 1st Stage CBT is almost the same. So, make the best use of these resources to qualify in the 1st Stage CBT of RRB JE 2022.

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RRB JE Previous Year Question Papers RRB JE Cut-off

We hope this detailed article has provided you with detailed insights into RRB JE Salary 2022, including all the perks and allowances that a JE gets. If you still have any doubts regarding Railway JE Salary, drop your comments below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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