IAS Salary in India

Hello Friends,
Before knowing the salary of an IAS officer in India let us know what is an IAS?

IAS stands for Indian Administrative Service which is the administrative arm of the All India Services of Government of India. It is one of the three arms of the All India Civil Services along with the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service.

ias logo

Motto: योगः कर्मसु कौशलम् (Sanskrit)
“Yoga implies Excellence at Work”

Salary Structure of an IAS Salary

An IAS Salary Structure is dependent of the grade of the IAS Officer is employed and Pay commission of the government.

In 7th Pay commission an IAS Officer basic salary starts with ₹ 56,100 and can reach up to ₹ 2,50,000 (excluding the TA, DA and HRA).

The IAS Salary structure is divided into 8 different grades and let check with below sheet.

Grade Scale Pay Scale
Cabinet Secretary grade Pay level 18 ₹250,000
Apex scale Pay level 17 ₹225,000
Higher administrative grade Pay level 15 ₹182,200
Senior administrative grade Pay level 14 ₹144,200
Selection grade Pay level 13 ₹118,500
Junior administrative grade Pay level 12 ₹78,800
Senior time scale Pay level 11 ₹67,700
Junior time scale Pay level 10 ₹56,100

IAS Salary Perks & Other Benefits

As discussed above, the IAS Salary is divided into different grades, the final salary is based on the grade in which the Officer is employed. This salary includes basic pay, grade pay and other perks and allowances which an IAS Officer can enjoy. Few of which have been discussed in brief below:

  • Dearness Allowance (DA) – It is an extremely important part of the salary of an IAS officer as it is increased by the Government at regular intervals. It has even increased up to 103% of the basic pay. Thus, DA can directly increase the IAS Salary
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA) – It ranges from city to city. HRA is given based on the city where the IAS Officer is posted. It generally ranges between 8% to 24% of the basic pay
  • Medical Allowance – The IAS Salary also includes medical allowance which an employee can get reimbursed in case of a medical treatment

Other benefits and allowances include transport allowance, security, house help benefits, mobile bills, travel expenses, pension and retirement benefits.

How can we apply to become a IAS Officer?

We can apply the IAS officers by qualifying the civil services exam which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Job Type


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding IAS Salary:

What is in hand salary of the IAS Officer?

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.

What is the salary of IAS per month?

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.

Do IAS trainees get paid? If so what is the Salary of an IAS Officer During Training?

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.

1 thought on “IAS Salary in India”

Leave a Comment