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SSC JE Career Growth 2024 - Salary Structure, Job Profile, Allowances

SSC JE Career Growth 2024 - Salary Structure, Job Profile, Allowances

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Mar 29, 2024 11:15 AM IST | #SSC JE

Staff Selection Commission prescribes the SSC JE 2024 salary in the official notification at According to that, SSC JE in hand salary ranges between Rs 35,400 to Rs 1,12,400. Candidates appointed through SSC JE Recruitment 2024 will be provided various allowances and benefits other than pay scale. SSC JE is one of the most sought-after government jobs for candidates studying engineering in India.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC JE exam to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Engineer (JE). To be recruited for the Junior Engineer job, applicants have to secure SSC JE cut off marks in each stage. Candidates who qualify for the SCC JE 2024 exam will be recruited in various departments like the Central Water Commission, Central Public Works Department, Military Engineering Services and Department of Posts. While checking for SSC JE pay scale 2024, applicants should know that the SSC JE recruitment process 2024 will be carried out for the Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, Quantity Surveying and Contract divisions of government departments from July 26, 2024. These posts under SSC JE 2024 will be classified under Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted category of the Central Government. To know more about the salary of SSC JE 2024, read the full article below.

SSC JE Salary 2024 - Highlights

  • SSC JE is one of the most sought-after career opportunities for candidates having Engineering as their academic background.

  • The salary and promotion in SSC JE are also splendid with a handsome salary accompanied by various other perks.

  • SSC JE is conducted almost every year and a lot of candidates appear for it, making it one of the highly competitive exams in India.

  • The recruited candidates come under the central government organisations which provides them with great overall exposure both work and monetary wise.

  • There are great chances of promotions in SSC JE. As per the SSC JE promotion criteria, candidates must have a good record, must be consistent with the work, their performance should be at par with the guidelines of their job and most importantly candidates with huge work experience have an upper hand in promotions.

  • After qualifying for the SSC JE exam, candidates will have to undergo the SSC JE training period. Post successful completion of the SSC JE training period, they will be posted as a full-time employee. However, they will be entitled to the salary and allowances during the SSC JE training period.

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SSC JE Growth and Promotion 2024

There is an ample amount of growth opportunities after getting recruited as an SSC JE. There is also scope for SSC JE promotion along with several increments at regular intervals on the basis of performances. Based on the performance of the SSC Junior Engineer, they will be promoted to SSC Executive Engineer and then Senior Section Engineer.

Quick links: SSC JE Admit Card 2024

SSC Junior Engineer 2024 (JE) Salary Structure

While checking the SSC JE promotion 2024, candidates must also know about the detailed salary structure. From the following table, we have shared the post-wise/department-wise grade pay, gross salary, and in-hand salary of the SSC JE exam 2024.

SSC JE Salary 2024 (Gross and In-hand salary)

Post Name

Department name

Gross Salary

In hand Salary

Junior Engineer (Civil)

CWC (Central Water Commission)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

CWC (Central Water Commission)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Junior Engineer (Civil)

CPWD (Central Public Works Department)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Jr Engineer (Electrical)

CPWD (Central Public Works Department)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Junior Engineer (Civil)

DP (Department of Post)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

DP (Department of Post)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Mechanical Junior Engineer

MES (Military Engineering Service)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Electrical and Mechanical Junior Engineer

MES (Military Engineering Service)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

JE Quantity Surveying and Contract

MES (Military Engineering Service)

32,667 to 37,119

29,455 to 33,907

Note: SSC JE 2024 in-hand pay scale may vary from time to time as per increments in allowances and benefits. Grade Pay for all the posts mentioned above will be the same - Rs 4,200.

What are the Allowances Given to SSC Junior Engineers?

Apart from the SSC JE salary 2024, candidates are also entitled to various other allowances. Some of the perks and allowances given to recruited candidates are mentioned below -

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)

  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)

  • Transport Allowance (TA)

  • Cash Medical Benefit

  • Group Mediclaim

  • Pension Scheme

SSC JE Salary Slip 2024

The SSC Junior Engineer salary slip will be provided to the employees by the organization. Employees will get their SSC JE salary slip at the time of receiving their salary. The details mentioned in the SSC JE 2024 salary slip are given below.

  • Basic pay

  • DA

  • HRA

  • FPA

  • Miscellaneous

  • Earning and Deduction

  • Net Salary

SSC JE 2024 Job Profile

A Junior Engineer has to perform various roles and responsibilities. In the below table, we have shared the roles and responsibilities which are a part of the SSC JE job profile.

SSC JE 2024 Job Profile - Roles and Responsibilities




Junior Engineers should supervise the operations.


Junior Engineer will be assigned the task to design blueprints for the project.

Scheme Execution

Junior Engineers job will be the execution of the project as per requirements.


Look after stocks and pass bills to the contractor.

Assisting Superiors

Overseeing the designated section and also assist the superiors

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What are the Departments in SSC JE?

Candidates must be curious to know about the departments and the posts as a part of the SSC JE salary and promotion 2024. From the below pointers they can check the list of departments if they will be selected for the SSC JE job.

  • CWC (Central Water Commission)- Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • CWC (Central Water Commission) – Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

  • DP (Department of Post) – Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • DP (Department of Post) – Junior Engineer (Electrical)

  • CPWD (Central Public Works Department) – Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • CPWD (Central Public Works Department) – Jr Engineer (Electrical)

  • MES (Military Engineering Service) – Mechanical Junior Engineer

  • MES (Military Engineering Service) – Electrical and Mechanical Junior Engineer

  • MES (Military Engineering Service) – Quantity Surveying and Contract Junior Engineer

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is SSC JE a good job?

Yes, it is one of the best jobs. It is a central government job and the perks, allowances along with the salary are also very satisfying.

2. Is SSC JE tough?

Yes, the exam is a bit tough. There are two papers 1 & 2. Those candidates who have deep knowledge can only excel in it.

3. What is SSC JE salary?

The pay band of SSC JE is under level 6 pay matrix is Rs. 35,400 to Rs. 1,12,400. The in hand salary can be approximately Rs. 44,000.

4. Which is higher post AE or JE?

The post of AE is higher as compared to that of JE.

5. Will employees be eligible for SSC JE promotion process?

Yes, definitely. As per the SSC JE promotion chart, SSC Junior Engineer will get a promotion to SSC Executive Engineer and Senior Section Engineer.

6. Which is the best Job under SSC JE 2024?

There is only one job under SSC JE, which is of the Junior Engineer itself, however, if you are talking about the department then there are no such best or worst departments.

7. Does SSC JE have an interview?

No, there is no interview stage in the SSC JE. There are only two papers 1 & 2.

8. What are the SSC JE promotion criteria?

To be eligible for promotions in the SSC JE, candidates who get recruited must work with sincerity, integrity, honesty and make sure to complete all their tasks on time. There are also departmental promotions and transfers, candidates must keep a note of these happenings and apply for them.


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Questions related to SSC JE

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With your BTech degree percentage of 84 and a GATE score of 301, along with your SC category, you have a chance to secure admission in MTech programs at some IITs, but it may not be assured in the top-ranking ones due to intense competition.

However, admissions also depend on various factors such as the number of seats available, the specific department and program you're applying to, and the preferences of the particular IIT you're interested in. Some IITs may consider your application favorably based on your category and GATE score.

Considering your GATE score of 301 and SC category, here are a few IITs and MTech courses where you might have a chance of admission:

  1. IIT Delhi:

    • MTech in Electrical Engineering
    • MTech in Mechanical Engineering
    • MTech in Civil Engineering

  2. IIT Bombay:

    • MTech in Computer Science and Engineering
    • MTech in Electrical Engineering

  3. IIT Madras:

    • MTech in Aerospace Engineering
    • MTech in Chemical Engineering
    • MTech in Biotechnology

  4. IIT Kanpur:

    • MTech in Aerospace Engineering
    • MTech in Materials Science and Engineering

It's advisable to check the respective IITs' official websites for detailed information on MTech admissions, including eligibility criteria, seat matrix, and admission procedure.

Consider using the GATE College Predictor tool provided below to get more specific information.

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Regarding SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) and SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) examinations:

SSC JE is conducted for recruitment to the posts of Junior Engineers in various government departments, whereas SSC CGL is conducted for recruitment to Group B and C posts in various ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India.

For both examinations, eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific posts and departments. Generally, a bachelor's degree in engineering is required for SSC JE, while for SSC CGL, a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university is required.

As an SC candidate, you may have certain relaxations in terms of age limits and qualifying marks in these examinations.

For detailed information on eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and application procedures, you should refer to the official websites of SSC (Staff Selection Commission).

Thank You

Yes ECE graduates are eligible to apply for the post of electrical engineer post in all government departments but they should clear the competitive exam held by the department.

Even in PWD many Electronics engineers are working as Electrical & Mechanical Junior Engineer . Subjects of ECE and Electrical engineering is almost the same but ECE has more complex subjects than electrical engineering.


Since you have registered yourself with a changed name, your new name will be visible on the admit card. But keep in mind that your name has to be the same on your official government documents. Else it can create unnecessary problems during the further procedure of examination.

Hello User,

Hope you are doing well.

The education qualification requirements for SSC Junior Engineer is different for each post. As per the SSC JE 2022 Eligibility criteria the candidates who have passed 4 year B. Tech in Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering and 3 year Diploma in Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering are eligible to apply for various posts which will be specified in the SSC JE Notification. As you have graduated or pursuing Electronics and Communication Engineering you are not eligible to apply for SSC JE. You can find the eligibility criteria and the relevant information using the link below -

Good Luck!

hello aspirant,

hope you are doing good.

you can change your branch in engineering through lateral entry.

EE :

EE is a core branch.

placements for this branch in India are in public sector. If you want to get job opportunities in core electrical companies like NTPC you need to crack GATE exam.

it is also called as most competitive branch


ECE is not a core branch.

you need not to crack any GATE exam, as there are lot of opportunities for ECE in software field.

students of ECE are also eligible to work in Software industry.

there are lot of opportunities in private sector.

I suggest you to think twice before taking a decision to change from ECE to EE

all the best

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