What is the salary of an IAS in India

The civil services jobs are one of the finest jobs in India. An IAS is offered with a good salary along with some exclusive perks. . The salary of an IAS officer is now comparable to a private job’s salary after the introduction of the 7th pay commission.

In order to become an IAS officer, you are required to crack the UPSC Civil Services exam that happens every year. IAS Exam is considered to be one of the toughest exam India and is taken by around 10 lakh aspirants every year.

The IAS officer’s per month salary starts at ₹ 47,250 for the entry-level positions. Every year, the basic pay rises to about3% for the entry-level officers. For the Cabinet Secretary level, the maximum pay goes up till ₹202,500.


GradePay ScaleGrade PayNo. of years in service requiredPost
Junior or Lower Time Scale15600 – 391005400—–Sub-Divisional Magistrate or Sub-Collector
Senior Time Scale15600 – 3910066005District Magistrate (DM) or Joint Secretary in Ministry
Junior Administrative15600 – 3910076009Special Secretary or Head of Government Department
Selection Grade37400 – 67000870012-15Secretary of a government ministry
Super Time Scale37400 – 67000870017-20Principal Secretary of a major government department
Above Super Time Scale37400 – 6700012000VariesVaries
Apex Scale80000 (Fixed)NAVariesChief Secretary of States, Union Secretaries of ministries in India
Cabinet Secretary Grade90000 (Fixed)NAVariesCabinet Secretary of India