UPSC IAS Salary 2022: Check Salary, Basic Pay, Allowances
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  • Last Modified 24-06-2022
  • Written By Ravikant_Yadav
  • Last Modified 24-06-2022

UPSC IAS Officer Salary 2022: Check In-hand Salary, Allowances, Perks

UPSC IAS Officer Salary 2022: A career in the Indian Administrative Service is one of the most lucrative and at the same time well-respected professions in the country right now. The IAS salary and benefits that come along with the pride and honour of such a responsible job play a huge part in attracting several youngsters to this career.

An IAS officer receives a starting basic monthly salary of Rs. 56,100 (TA, DA, and HRA are extra) and the highest salary as of now is Rs. 2,50,000 received by an officer of Cabinet Secretary rank. This article gives a complete idea about the pay scale/salary structure of IAS officers as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.

UPSC IAS Post and Salary 2022

As per the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, the system of ‘Pay Grades for Civil Services’ has been abolished and ‘Consolidated Pay Levels’ has been introduced by the 7th Central Pay Commission. Now the IAS pay scale is decided only on the ‘Basic Pay’ along with Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Travel Allowance (TA) and other allowances.

‘Grade Pay’ has been abolished as per the new system. The UPSC salary of an IAS officer at the start is Rs 56,100 per month.

Basic Pay (Rs.)Pay Level (Years of Service)Posts
5610010 (1-4 years)– Sub-divisional Magistrate in District Administration
– Undersecretary in State Secretariat
– Assistant Secretary in Central Secretariat
67,70011 (5-8 years)– Additional District Magistrate in District Administration
– Deputy Secretary in State Secretariat
– Under-Secretary in Central Secretariat
78,80012 (9-12 year)– District Magistrate in District Administration
– Joint Secretary in State Secretariat
– Deputy Secretary in Central Secretariat
1,18,50013 (13-16 years)– District Magistrate in District Administration
– Special Secretary-cum-Director in State Secretariat
– Director in Central Secretariat
1,44,20014 (16-24 years)– Divisional Commissioner in District Administration
– Secretary-cum-Commissioner in State Secretariat
– Joint Secretary in Central Secretariat
1,82,20015 (25-30 years)– Divisional Commissioner in District Administration
– Principal Secretary in State Secretariat
– Additional Secretary in Central Secretariat
2,05,40016 (30-33 years)– Additional Chief Secretary in State Secretariat
2,25,00017 (34-36 years)– Chief Secretary in State Secretariat
– Secretary in Central Secretariat
2,50,00018 (37+ years)– Cabinet Secretary of India

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UPSC IAS Gross and In-hand Salary

The gross salary of an IAS officer will include the following elements:

Gross IAS Salary = Basic Pay + Grade Pay + DA + HRA + TA + other allowances

The gross salary will include Basic Pay, Grade Pay, Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Travel Allowance & Other Allowances. Besides that, IAS officers will also be eligible for other benefits. The in-hand salary for the IAS will be Gross Salary minus the applicable deductions. The deductions will include Income Tax, Professional Tax, Central Provident Fund, and Central Pension Fund.

UPSC IAS Starting and Maximum Salary

Many students may have the question of what is the salary of an IAS officer per month at the entry level and the monthly salary of an IAS officer at the highest level. The starting and highest UPSC IAS Officer Salary is tabulated below:

PostSalary Per-month
IAS Starting Salary Rs. 56100/-
Highest Salary of IAS Officer (Cabinet Secretary) Rs. 250000/-

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What Is the Salary of an IAS Officer During Training?

An IAS officer also gets paid during the training period. However, the pay is not termed as salary and is instead called Special Pay Advance. The pay is around 45000/- per month that they get during the entire training period. However, the net pay will be lesser as the deductions for the bill of mess food, uniform, tracksuit, etc will be included. The net pay for an IAS officer during training will be around Rs. 38,500/-.

What Are the Changes in IAS Starting Salary After 7th Pay Commission?

The Cabinet approved the 7th Pay Commission recommendation on June 29, 2016. According to the 7th pay Commission, the previous System of Pay Grades has been replaced with Consolidated Pay.

  1. Now the basic salary of junior-level IAS officers is Rs 56,100 from the earlier Rs 21,000.
  2. Selected candidates will be provided extra allowances like Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), and Travel Allowance (TA).
  3. There will be increments in salary every year and with promotions.
  4. A Cabinet Secretary is the IAS Officer who receives the highest salary of Rs 2,50,000. This value is however expected to increase with time.

IAS Salary Structure 2022

Here is the sample IAS Officer salary slip for Junior Scale or Entry Level position:

Basic PayRs 56,100
Dearance Allowance 2%Rs 1,122
Travel AllowanceRs 3,200
DA on Travel Allowance 125%Rs 4,000
Deduction– Rs 6287
Total IAS Salary in HandRs 58,135

Deduction consists of CPF- Rs 6,000, CGEGIS- Rs 40, CGHS- Rs 325, P/Tax- Rs 200.

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UPSC IAS Allowances 2022

Housing Rent Allowances have been set at different tiers for different tier cities. HRA has been set at 24%, 16%, and 8% have been proposed for X, Y, and Z Class cities respectively. The 7th Pay Commission has also recommended increasing HRA and DA. However, Transport Allowance (TA) will remain the same. DA @ 125% has been merged with the existing Transport Allowance.

HRA for Class X8 Cities only (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune)- 24% of basic salary
HRA for Class YAround 100 Towns (With a Population above 5 Lakhs) – 16% of basic salary
HRA for Class ZRural Areas- 8% of basic salary
Dearness Allowance50 to 100%
Transport AllowanceThe Transport allowance is now not included in the DA which can reach up to 125%

Note that if the IAS officer is using government-provided accommodation and vehicles then the TA and HRA will not be provided.

UPSC IAS Perks and Facilities 2022

Apart from the UPSC IAS Salary, IAS Officers are also entitled to various perks and benefits. IAS Salary and Facilities are listed below:

1. Home Rent Allowance: HRA varies depending on the type of city. For officers working in 8 X category cities, HRA will be 24%. Whereas the HRA value is set at 16% for employees posted in Y category cities and the HRA value will be 8% for Z category cities. But HRA will be provided to only those who haven’t availed of official accommodation.
2. Dearness Allowance: DA is a component of the salary that is revised every six months (January and July every year) depending on the inflation index (CPI). As the DA doesn’t include the Transport Allowance it can reach up to 125% now.
3. Travel Allowance: TA is given to employees to meet their travel-related expenses.
4. Service Quarter: IAS officers are provided with a service quarter at the place of their posting, along with their residence in the state capital.
5. Office Vehicles: Every IAS officer will be provided 1 to 3 vehicles along with a driver/chauffeur.
6. Security: 3 home guards and 2 bodyguards are allotted. STF commandos can also be provided in case of any threat. Moreover, if the IAS Officer is posted as District Magistrate/Commissioner, then the entire police force is at his/her disposal. He/she has the right to design their security cover depending upon the need.
7. Electricity Bills: Completely free or heavily subsidized for their official residence.
8. Phone Bills: Officers are provided 3 BSNL SIM cards with free Talktime, SMS, and Internet services. Moreover, a free BSNL landline connection and a broadband connection are also provided for them at home.
9. Trips: IAS officers enjoy subsidized accommodation at circuit houses, government bungalows, or rest houses for both official and unofficial trips to different states. While visiting New Delhi, the IAS officer would be provided accommodation in the respective State Bhavan with all facilities.
10. Household Staff: IAS officers also get personal household staff to take care of the daily chores at their official residence or service quarter.
11. Study leave: Officers also have the option to take 2-4 year study leave after they have served for 9 years in the service. IAS Officer can utilize this leave to study at a reputed foreign university. The entire cost of education will be borne by the government
12. Medical Expenses
13. Pensions
14. Unofficial Benefits: IAS officers are also invited to all the major events in the district or zone within their jurisdiction including free tickets and entry passes for parties, concerts, cricket matches and others.
15. Post Retirement Benefits: IAS officers receive a lifetime pension and other benefits after retirement. Their spouses are also eligible to receive the same benefits in case of their death after retirement.
16. Official Accommodation: IAS Officers are provided with a duplex bungalow in a (VVIP) restricted zone of the capital of the state in which they are posted. However, candidates who secure official accommodation will not be provided HRA.

UPSC IAS Promotions 2022

IAS Salary is different for different seniority levels and they are promoted to various Administrative Grades. A newly recruited IAS officer is assigned Junior Scale where the Basic Salary is fixed at 56100 i.e the first cell in Level 10 of 7th CPC. Thereafter the Level of the Pay will change after every promotion. The consolidated salary will be the Basic Salary as per the Level and Cells + DA + HRA and TA.

LevelsUPSC Post List and SalaryService DurationBasic Pay
Level 10IAS Salary of ASP/SDM/ Asst.Commissioner in IRS1 to 4 YearsRs 56,100
Level 11IAS Salary of SP/DM/Deputy Commissioner in IRS5 to 8 YearsRs 67,700
Level 12IAS Salary of SSP/DM (DS in GOS)/Joint Commissioner in IRS9 to 12 YearsRs 78,800
Level 13IAS Salary of SSP/DM (Director in Government of India)/Additional Commissioner in IRS13 to 16 YearsRs 1,18,500
Level 14DIG Salary16 to 24 YearsRs 1,44,200
Level 15IAS Salary of ADG/Additional Secretary in GOI/Principal Secretary in State/ Principal Commissioner in IRS25 to 30 YearsRs 1,84,200
Level 16IAS Officer Salary for Additional Chief Secretary /DG/Chief Commissioner in IRS30 to 33 YearsRs 2,05,400
Level 17IAS Officer Salary for Chief Secretary/DG/Secretary of GOI/ Principal Chief Commissioner in IRS34 to 36 YearsRs 2,25,000
Level 18IAS Salary for Cabinet Secretary to Government of IndiaMore than 37 YearsRs 2,50,000

1. IAS officers are usually promoted every 4-5 years.
2. The IAS officers get two extra-increment (6%) when they are at Levels 11, 12, and 13.

UPSC IAS Officer Salary Equivalent Ranks

Here are the equivalent ranks in District Administration, State Secretariat and Central Secretariat. The IAS officer salary is the same for all these horizontal positions.

District AdministrationState SecretariatCentral Secretariat
Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)Under SecretaryAssistant Secretary
Additional District Magistrate (DM)Deputy SecretaryUnder Secretary
District Magistrate (DM)Joint SecretaryDeputy Secretary
District Magistrate (DM)Special Secretary-cum-DirectorDirector
Divisional Commissioner (DC)Secretary-cum-CommissionerJoint Secretary
Divisional Commissioner (DC)Principal SecretaryAdditional Secretary
No Equivalent RankAdditional Chief SecretaryNo Equivalent Rank
No Equivalent RankChief SecretarySecretary
No Equivalent RankNo Equivalent RankCabinet Secretary of India

UPSC IAS Salary Pay Matrix 2022

A new Pay Matrix system is introduced which contains as many as 18 horizontal levels to take care of the fixation of pay on MACP or Promotion. The vertical range for each of these 18 levels is meant for the fixation of pay by providing an annual increment.

IAS Salary Pay Matrix

UPSC IAS Pay Scale and Grade

Check the Grade-wise pay scale for the UPSC IAS exam below.

GradePay LevelGrade PayService Period
Junior Scale10Rs. 16,500NA
Senior Time Scale11Rs. 20,0005 Years
Junior Administrative Grade12Rs. 23,0009 Years
Selection Grade13Rs. 26,00012 to 15 Years
Super Time Scale14Rs. 30,00017 to 20 Years
Above Super Time Scale15Rs. 30,000Variable
Apex Scale16NAVariable ( around 30 years)
Cabinet Secretary Grade17NAVariable

UPSC IAS Salary Before 7th Pay Commission

Before the 7th Pay Commission, the IAS salary structure consisted of different Pay Scales: Junior Scale, Senior Scales, Super Time Scale, Above Super Time Scales etc. Each of the pay scales further consists of different pay bands.

Salary Structure as per 6th CPC

GradePay BandGrade PayService Years Required
Junior Scale15600-391005400NA
Senior Time Scale15600-3910066005 years
Junior Administrative Grade15600-3910076009 years
Selection Grade37400-67000870012 to 15 years
Super Time Scale37400-6700010,00017 to 20 years
Above Super Time Scale37400-6700012,000Varies
Apex Scale80,0000Varies( around 30 years)
Cabinet Secretary Grade90,0000varies

UPSC IAS Job Profile 2022

The functions and responsibilities of IAS officers change at various points in their careers. Here are the roles and responsibilities of an IAS Officer:

1. Collection of revenue and function as Courts in revenue matters.
2. Maintenance of law and order.
3. Function as Executive Magistrate.
4. Function as Chief Development Officer (CDO)/District Development Commissioner.
5. Supervision the implementation of policies of the State Government and Central Government.
6. To travel to places to oversee the implementation of policies.
7. Supervision of expenditure of public funds as per norms of financial propriety.
8. In the process of policy formulation and decision making, IAS officers at various levels like Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary, etc. make their contributions and give final shape to policies.
9. To handle the daily affairs of the government, including framing and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned Ministry.
10. To handle the administration and daily proceedings of the government, including the formulation and implementation of policy in consultation with the minister-in-charge of the concerned ministry or department.
11. At the district level, IAS officers are mainly delegated with district affairs, including the implementation of developmental schemes.
12. During the normal course of their career, the officers also oblige in the State Secretariat or as Head of Departments or in Public Sector Undertakings.
13. To take care of daily affairs of the government including forming and implementing the policy after consulting the minister of the concerned ministry.

FAQs Regarding IAS Salary 2022

Here, we have enlisted some of the most important frequently asked questions related to the UPSC IAS Salary 2021. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q. What is the Salary of a District Magistrate?
A. The DM Salary in India is 78,000 per month which includes only basic pay. The salary of DM is calculated as Basic Pay + DA. 
Q. What is the in-hand salary of the IAS Officer?
A. The in-hand Salary of an IAS officer would range from 56,000 to 2,50,000 based on their post and years of experience.
Q. What is the salary of IAS per month?
A. The basic salary of Junior-level IAS officers is Rs. 56,100 per month. Note that the HRA, DA, and TA are also added to the basic salary. The maximum basic salary that an IAS Officer can get, that is the salary of the highest post-Cabinet Secretary is Rs.2,50,000 per month.
Q. What is the Salary of a District Collector?
A. District Collector’s Salary will range from Rs.94,739 to Rs.1,03,668.
Q. What is the SDM Salary?
A. The SDM salary would start from 56,100 and will vary with the yearly increment as per the 7th CPC Matrix.
Q. Which is better IAS or IPS?
A. That depends upon whom you ask this question. Every person has their own requirements that they seek from their job. Some prioritize salary while some focus on the quality of the job. Both IAS and IPS are great career options. One should not compare these two; they should see which job they want to pursue.
Q. Do IAS trainees get paid? If so what is the Salary of an IAS Officer During Training?
A. Yes, the selected candidates get a certain salary during the training period. In training, officers get ₹45,000 per month which is known as Special Pay Advance.
Q. What are the perks offered to an IAS Officer apart from salary?
A. Apart from the basic salary, an IAS officer gets HRA, DA, TA, official accommodation, service quarter, office vehicles, security, free electricity & phone bills, trips, household staff, study leave, medical expenses, pensions, and other benefits.
Q. What is the Basic salary of a Deputy Collector?
A. The Basic Pay of the Deputy Collector is 67,700.
Q. How much the UPSC IAS Salary has increased after the 7th pay commission?
A. After the 7th pay commission, the basic salary of UPSC IAS officers has been increased from Rs 21,000 to Rs 56,100.

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