IES Salary Structure 2021 | Know IES Pay Scale, Work Profile, Career Growth

IES Salary Structure 2021: Are you preparing for UPSC IES Exam? Do you know the current IES Pay Scale & Future Growth? Don’t worry! In this article, you will find the complete guide on IES Salary Structure.

Engineering Service Exam which is also known as Indian Engineering Services. It is a national-level exam organized by UPSC to recruit Engineering Candidates for various posts under the Government of India.

Knowing the IES Salary Structure will help you to stay motivated while doing the Indian Engineering Services Exam Preparation.

Must-Know IES Salary Structure 2021

IES exam is mainly organized to recruit candidates who completed their graduation in Engineering under the following disciplines – Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.

Since the IES is a prestigious job, candidates who are preparing for the IES 2021 exam must be aware of IES Salary Structure. Before getting into the details of IES Salary, let’s have an overview of the list of the organizations under which the candidates are being recruited through IES Recruitment.

Recruitment Opportunities Through IES 

Here you can check the list of organizations that recruit through IES.

  • Border Roads Engineering Service
  • Central Electrical and Mechanical Service
  • Central Engineering Service for Roads
  • Central Power Engineering Service
  • Central Water Engineering
  • Defense Service Engineering Corps
  • Geological Survey of India
  • Indian Army Engineering Service
  • Indian Navy Armaments Service
  • Indian Ordnance Factory
  • Indian Railways Service
  • Indian Supply Service
  • Indian Telecommunication Service

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NEW IES Salary Structure Details

You should know that previously the IES In Hand salary was 42,000. But after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the approximate IES Salary is Rs. 55,135/-.

The IES Salary Structure and Pay Scale for different posts are tabulated below:


Pay Scale

Grade Pay

Junior level INR 15,600 – INR 39,100 INR 5400
Senior Scale INR 15,600 – INR 39,100 INR 6600
Junior Administrative Grade INR 15,600 – INR 39,100 INR 7600
Selection grade scale (Chief Engineer L2 / Jt. G M ) INR 37400 – INR 67000 INR 8700
Super time grade (Chief Engr. /Additional GM) INR 37400 – INR 67000 INR 8700
Cabinet Secretary Grade INR 90,000 N/A
Apex Pay Scale INR 80,000 N/A

Updated IES Pay Scale at Entry Level

The IES Entry-level Pay Scale will depend upon the allotted locations.

The IES has 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:

  • Class A: Metropolis
  • Class B: Metropolis + Other Big Cities
  • Class C: Village + Small Cities


Class A Cities Class B Cities

Class C Cities

Basic Pay 15,600 15,600 15,600
Grade Pay 5,400 5,400 5,400
Net Basic Pay 21,000 21,000 21,000
Dearness Allowance (125% of Basic) 26,250 26,250 26,250
House Rent Allowance 6,300 (30% of Basic) 4,200 (20% of Basic) 2,100 (10% of Basic)

Transport Allowances

(15% of Basic + DA)

7,087 7,087 7,087
IES Gross Salary 60,637 58,537 56,437
IES Deductions (Approx.) 10,000 10,000 10,000

IES Salary in Hand

50,637 48,537


Exclusive IES Salary Deductions

According to the various government policies, some amount of salary will be deducted. The IES Salary deductions are listed below:

  • 10% of gross pay is deducted for PF
  • The employees must pay Rs 325/- under Central Government Employees Group Insurance.
  • NPS Payment – 10% of Basic + Dearness Allowance
  • Income Tax Deductions.

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Must-Know IES Allowances & Benefits

The list of allowances and benefits enjoyed by an IES Officer is listed below:

  • CGHS medical facility
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Domestic Servant
  • Driver
  • Gratuity
  • Leave Encashment
  • Leave Travel Allowance/ Tour Allowance
  • Official Vehicle
  • Peon
  • Personal Assistant
  • Provident Fund
  • Residential Quarters or HRA

IES Growth & Promotions

If you are recruited under UPSC IES  then you will be promoted from time to time based on their performance.

The IES Officer Promotions are listed below:

  • You will be recruited as Assistant Executive Engineer or Assistant Director under IES.
  • After 3 to 4 years of experience, the candidate will be promoted to Executive Engineer or Director.
  • After 10 to 13 years of experience, the candidates will be appointed as Joint General Manager or Chief Engineer of level 2.
  • After completion of 20 years of experience, the candidate will be promoted to Additional General Manager or Chief Engineer.
  • After the completion of 30 years of experience, the candidate will become a senior General Manager.

We have covered the detailed guide on IES Salary Structure 2021. Feel free to ask us any questions in the comment section below.

FAQ- IES Salary Structure

1. What is the pay-scale for Junior level ESE candidates?

The pay scale for Junior level ESE candidates is INR 15,600 – INR 39,100.

2. What is the grade pay for Junior Administrative IES officer?

The grade pay for Junior Administrative IES officer is INR 7600.

3. What are the other benefits offered apart from IES basic pay?

Read the above article to find other benefits offered apart from IES basic pay.

4. How much IES Dearness Allowance provided for City A candidates?

Dearness Allowance provided for City A IES candidates is INR 26,250.

5. What is the IES pay scale of Cabinet Secretary officer?

The IES pay scale of Cabinet Secretary officer is INR 90,000.

6. Is the notification for IES 2021 Exam available?

Yes. The notification for IES 2021 Exam is available from 07th April 2021.

7. When will the IES Prelims 2021 be held?

The IES Prelims 2021 be held on 18 July 2021.

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