Salary, Pay Scale & Allowances in Indian Army

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Apr 7, 2021

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Indian army is the proudest job for a patriotic candidate in India. Candidates join the Indian army to serve their motherland and nation. However, the Indian government also takes care of their economic side by providing decent and lucrative salary packages along with other allowances and benefits.

Indian army has a unique ranking system for the officers. Starting from the lowest rank of Sipahi to the highest of Field Marshal, the insignias of army officers are described in the image below.

Indian Army Rank-wise Salary

The lowest rank in the Indian army is of Sepoy/Sipahi (Sainik), what the highest one is Field Marshal. The post-wise salary of Indian army officers is provided in the table below.

Rank Pay Scale Grade Pay Army Service Pay Total In-hand Cash (Indian Army Salary Per Month)
Indian Army Sepoy Salary 5200-20200 (Level 3) 1800 2000 25,000
Indian Army Lance Naik Salary 5200-20200 2000 2000 30,000
Indian Army Naik Salary 5200-20200 (Level 4) 2400 2000 35,000
Indian Army Havaldar Salary 5200-20200 (Level 5) 2800 2000 40,000
Indian Army Naib Subedar Salary 9300-34800 (Level 6) 4200 2000 45,000
Indian Army Subedar Salary 9300-34800 (Level 7) 4600 2000 50,000
Indian Army Subedar Major Salary 9300-34800 (Level 8) 4800 2000 65,000
Indian Army Lieutenant Salary 15600-39100 (Level 10) 5400 6000 68,000
Indian Army Captain Salary 15600-39100 (Level 10 B) 6100 6000 75,000
Indian Army Major Salary 15600-39100 (Level 11) 6600 6000 1,00,000
Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel Salary 37400-67000 (Level 12) 8000 6000 1,12,000
Indian Army Colonel Salary 37400-67000 (Level 13) 8700 6000 1,30,000
Indian Army Brigadier Salary 37400-67000 (Level 13A) 8900 6000
Indian Army Major General Salary 37400-67000 (Level 14) 10,000
Indian Army Lieutenant General Salary 37400-67000

Apart from the salary, the army officers get a lot of other benefits such as Air/Rail Travel Concession, Free Hospital Facilities, Low-interest Loans, Canteen Facilities, etc.

Indian Army - Allowances

The Indian army officers are provided with lots of allowances and perks apart from the salary. A few of them are given below.

  • Transfer Allowances
  • Dearness Allowances
  • Lifelong Pension
  • Housing Allowances
  • Parachute Pay
  • High Altitude Allowances
  • Kit Maintenance Allowances
  • 2 Months of Leave every Year
  • Casual leaves of up to 20 days.
  • Encashment facilities of leaves of up to 300 days

Thus, the Indian army provides candidates with satisfactory salary packages and also provides extra perks.

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