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UPSC IAS Salary 2024 - Pay Scale Post wise, Basic Pay, Grade Pay & Benefits

UPSC IAS Salary 2024 - Pay Scale Post wise, Basic Pay, Grade Pay & Benefits

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on May 25, 2024 10:46 AM IST | #UPSC CSE
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Union Public Service Commission mentioned the details about the salary of IAS, perks and all allowances in the official CSE notification. IAS salary was mentioned in the IAS notification released at Candidates qualifying the UPSC civil services exam will be recruited as IAS officers.

Based on the seniority, the IAS officer salary can reach up to Rs 2,50,000 (approx.) if the candidate reaches the highest post i.e. Cabinet Secretary. As per the 7th pay commission, the salary of IAS has been revised and based on the new compensation, the in-hand salary of an IAS officer is Rs 56,100 plus various allowances and perks.

The IAS salary is made of various components like basic pay, HRA, TA, DA, medical allowance and more. The salary of an IAS officer is not that lucrative but the prestige and respect that this post holds are not comparable to any other job. Candidates wanting to get recruited as IAS, IPS, IFS, etc. through the UPSC IAS exam can fill the IAS application form on the UPSC official website. To know more about the salary of IAS officer read the article below.

IAS Salary - Highlights

Aspirants can check the UPSC IAS exam highlights from the below table.

Exam Name

Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Exam

Commonly known as


Exam Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission

Official Website

Exam Level


Educational Qualification


Minimum age limit

21 years

Stages of Exam



Personality Test

Exam Mode


Also read: Complete guide for UPSC CSE exam preparation

IAS salary - UPSC Civil Services Posts

Candidates clearing all three stages of the UPSC IAS selection process will be eligible to be recruited to different Group A and B civil services in the different government departments across the country. The different civil services posts for which the UPSC CSE examination is held are mentioned in the table below.

UPSC civil services posts

All India Civil Services

  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

  • Indian Police Service (IPS)

  • Indian Forest Service (IFoS)

Group ‘A’ Civil Services

  • Indian Foreign Service (IFS)

  • Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)

  • Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS)

  • Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS)

  • Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)

  • Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES)

  • Indian Information Service (IIS)

  • Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS)

  • Indian Communication Finance Services (ICFS)

  • Indian Postal Service (IPoS)

  • Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

  • Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

  • Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)

  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Indian Trade Service (ITS)

  • Railway Protection Force (RPF)

Group ‘B’ Civil Services

  • Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service



  • Pondicherry Civil Service

  • Pondicherry Police Service

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IAS Salary Pay Scale career-wise posts

Union Public Service Commission calculates the salary of an IAS officer based on the post and the level in that post. Check the table below to know the IAS career-wise post and IAS salary.

IAS pay scale career-wise

Careers-wise (Posts)

IAS salary

District Administration

State Secretariat

Central Secretariat

Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM)

Under Secretary

Assistant Secretary

Rs 56,100

Additional District Magistrate (ADM)

Deputy Secretary

Under Secretary

Rs 67,700

District magistrate (DM)

Joint Secretary

Deputy Secretary

Rs 78,800

District magistrate (DM)

Special Secretary-cum-Director


Rs 1,18,500

Divisional Commissioner (DC)


Joint Secretary

Rs 1,44,200

Divisional Commissioner (DC)

Principal Secretary

Additional secretary

Rs 1,82,200

No Equivalent Rank

Additional Chief Secretary

No Equivalent Rank

Rs 2,05,400

No Equivalent Rank

Chief Secretary


Rs 2,25,000

No Equivalent Rank

No Equivalent Rank

Cabinet Secretary of India

Rs 2,50,000

IAS salary - Formula for salary calculation

The salary for different IAS posts is calculated taking various factors into account like basic pay, HRA, DA, TA and other allowances. The salary calculation formula according to the 7th pay commission is mentioned below:

  • Total IAS salary = Basic salary + HRA + TA + DA + Other allowances

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IAS salary - Components of IAS salary

The salary of an IAS officer has different components which, when combined, form the total salary of an IAS. Initially, the salary of all IAS officers is the same i.e. Rs 56,100. It increases with promotion, post and time. The components of IAS salary are as follows:

  • Basic pay

  • HRA

  • DA

  • TA

  • Other allowances

Also read: Basic Information about category-wise government exams

IAS salary 2024 - Basic pay

At the start, the basic pay for an IAS officer salary increases 3% each year, for the number of years he/ she remains a Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM). At the Cabinet Secretary level, the basic pay remains fixed on an IAS salary.

Also read - UPSC IAS exam pattern

IAS salary - Dearness Allowance (DA)

In the starting, the DA is fixed at 0% for IAS officers and it increases with time. DA increase is dependent on inflation in IAS salary. It is calculated as per the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Level. IAS salary DA is revised on a half-yearly basis i.e. it is calculated in January and then in July every year. Generally, the IAS salary DA increases 0 - 14% each year at the entry level.

UPSC IAS salary - House Rent Allowance (HRA)

It is clear from the name itself that HRA is the compensation paid to IAS officers for the accommodation. The IAS HRA depends on the city of posting the selected candidate.

IAS salary - Travel Allowance (TA)

TA is given to meet various expenses related to travel. If an IAS officer has been provided with a government vehicle, then he/she cannot claim a travel allowance. Thus, the monthly salary of an IAS officer can range between Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,32,000 depending upon DA, HRA and TA.

UPSC IAS salary - Other Benefits

Some of the other benefits that are provided to IAS officers are as follows:

  • Resident

  • Security

  • Transport facility

  • Medical benefits

  • Telephone/ internet bills

  • Newspaper

  • Study leaves, etc.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the salary of IAS officer as per 7th pay commission?

The in-hand salary of an IAS officer as per 7th pay commission is Rs. 56,100.

2. What is the minimum age limit to apply for the UPSC IAS exam?

The minimum age limit to apply for the UPSC IAS exam is 21 years.

3. What is the highest salary that an IAS officer can get through his/ her career as an IAS officer?

The highest salary that an IAS officer can get is Rs 2,50,000, he/ she becomes cabinet secretary of India.

4. Do IAS officers pay income tax on the IAS salary?

Yes, IAS officers have to pay income tax on the IAS salary.

5. What is the maximum salary that an IAS officer can get?

The maximum salary that an IAS officer can get is Rs 2,50,000 (approx.) when becomes Cabinet secretary.

6. What perks and allowances are given to an IAS officer?

An IAS officer is entitled to HRA, DA, TA, medical allowance and perks government vehicle servants, government accommodation, and more.


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I assume you want to know the eligibility criteria to becoming an IAS. First of all, to become an IAS,  one has to clear UPSC CSE examiner. There are certain eligibility criteria for applying in this examination and they are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree from any recognised college.
  • Age between 21-32; with some relaxation for reserved categories.
  • Citizen of India ora subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India, to permanently settle here before January 1, 1962, or People of Indian origin who migrated from Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

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To get the answer key, you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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