Indian Air Force Salary, Pay-Scale, Allowances, Pay Band, Job Position

Indian Air Force Salary: “The Indian Air Force which is one amongst the 3 major wings of the ‘Indian Armed Forces’ (the other 2 being army and navy) was incorporated in 1932 on eighth Oct. The primary task of the IAF is to defend the Indian airspace. This text throws light on Indian Air Force salary.

The IAF has played a stellar role in defending the country against external aggression since its origin and had participated actively within the conflicts India had with Pakistan and one with China. The IAF in conjunction with all its auxiliary units additionally extends thorough help throughout natural calamities and disasters.

IAF has approximate active personnel strength of 1,27,000 and a fleet of 1,499 aircraft. Working for the IAF isn’t solely a matter of prestige and honor however one also can look forward to earning a high wage throughout his or her career besides several perks and allowances.

Indian Air Force Pay Band:

    ——– Pay-Scale Band Pay-Scale Grade Pay Median Scale
Air Marshal PB-IV 37,400-67,000 12000 6000
Flying Officer PB-III 15,600-39,100 5400 6000
Flight Lieutenant PB-III 15,600-39,100 5100 6000
Wing Commander PB-IV 37,400-67,000 7600 6000
Group Captain PB-IV 37,400-67,000 8700 6000
Squadron Leader PB-III 15,600-39,100 6600 6000
Air Vice-Marshal PB-IV 37,400-67,000 10000 6000
Air Commodore PB-IV 37,400-67,000 8900 6000
Chief of Commands Apex Band 80,000 INR NA NA
Air Force Chief Apex Band 90,000 INR NA NA

Newly Joining Flying Officer/Pilot Pay-Scale:

Pay Band (universal for all branches) 15,600 INR per month
Grade Pay 5,400 INR per month
Military Service Pay 6,000 INR per month
Kit Maintenance Allowance 500 INR per month
Transport Allowance 3200 INR per month (in key metros) and 1600 INR per month (in rest of the towns and cities)
Dearness Allowance calculated @ of 80% of Gross Emoluments 21,600 INR per month
Flying Allowance (for flying branch officers) 11,250 INR per month
Technical Allowance (for technical branch officers) 2,500 per month

IAF Pilots Gross Salary Per Month:

The salary within the 1st month for Flying Officers classified underneath the various branches is as follows. As you garner expertise, your standing within the IAF goes up correspondingly and with that your total earnings and other perquisites additionally augment in tandem.

                     Branch Average Salary in Lakhs INR
Ground Duty Branch Rs.54,860
Technical Branch Rs.57,360
Flying Branch Rs.66,110

Flying Allowances and Technical Stipends in Airforce:

Rank/Designation/Position Average Salary In Lakhs INR               (Flying Pay)
Air Commodore & Beyond 13,125 INR per month
Group Captain 17,500 INR per month
Wing Commander 17,500 INR per month
Squadron Leader 17,500 INR per month
Flight Lieutenant 13,750 INR per month
Flying Officer 11,250 INR per month

Salaries According to Job Position:

Job Position Average Salary In Lakhs INR
Technician 25,840 INR per month
Air Force Pilot 82,000 INR per month
Airman 33,850 INR per month
Administrator 4,53,400 INR (per annum)
Senior NCO 47,337 INR per month
Logistician 28,000 INR per month
Mechanical Transport Operator 4,00,500 INR (per annum)
Administrative Officer 10,28,000 INR (per annum)
Police 40,000 INR per month

IAF Salaries in Terms of Exp.:

Years Of Experience Average Salary In Lakhs INR
5-9 years 8,95,050 INR
10-19 years 7,80,000 INR
20 years and above 6,30,000 IN

Air Force Civilians Salary & Allowances:

Pay Scale Pay Band Corresponding Pay   Bands Grade Pay
S01 1S 4440-7440 1300
S02 1S 4440-7440 1400
S2A 1S 4440-7440 1600
S03 1S 4440-7440 1650
S04 PB1 5200-20200 1800
S05 PB1 5200-20200 1900
S06 PB1 5200-20200 2000
S07 PB1 5200-20200 2400
S08 PB1 5200-20200 2800
S09 PB2 9300-34800 4200
S10 PB2 9300-34800 4200
S12 PB2 9300-34800 4200
S11 PB2 9300-34800 4200
S13 PB2 9300-34800 4600
S14 PB2 9300-34800 4800
S15 PB2 9300-34800 5400
GPA PB3 15600-39100 5400
S19 PB3 15600-39100 6600
S21 PB3 15600-39100 7600
S24 PB4 37400-67000 8700
S26 PB4 37400-67000 8900


Class Of City Rate
X 30% Of Pay In Band+Grade Pay+NPA
Y 20% Of Pay In Band+Grade Pay+NPA
Z 10% Of Pay In Band+Grade Pay+NPA


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