Salary details of Indian Air Force Officers

 

IAF Officers’ salary packages, allowances and perks

 

Are you interested in building a career in the Indian Air Force? I’m sure you are! That’s why you are interested in going through the salary details of Officers serving in the IAF! Let me tell you one thing, IAF knows to take care of its members very well. The Officers serving IAF are paid well. Along with the basic pay package, IAF Officers also get to enjoy numerous other perks, benefits as well as allowances! Combining all these figures together, the resulting gross salary is pretty handsome! But coming to IAF, money doesn’t matter that much. The glamour and feeling of serving ones Nation overtakes the ‘money factor’ easily! Still, if you think that money matters, this article will give you insights about the salary details of IAF Officers.

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Indian Air Force Officers’ Salary details

 

Talking about Officer posts in IAF, there are three main Branches in which Commissioned Officers work-

 

  1. Flying Branch
  2. Technical Branch
  3. Ground Duty Branch

 

The Gross Salaries of Officers belonging to different Branches of IAF are different. Among the three Branches, Flying Branch Officers bag the highest salary each month. They are followed by Technical Branch Officers. Ground Duty Branch Officers come third.

 

Before we check out salary details of IAF Officers, let us get used to some terms, allowances and perks that constitute the monthly Gross Salary of an IAF Officer. Here we go-

 

  • PPB Stands for Pay in Pay Band
  • GP Stands for Grade Pay
  • DA Stands for Dearness Allowance
  • BS stands for Basic Salary
  • MSP- Military Service Pay
  • FA- Flying Allowance
  • TA- Technical Allowance
  • KMA- Kit Maintenance Allowance
  • TA- Travel Allowance

 

Those are some of the components and allowances that make up the Gross Salary. Note that Flying Allowance is provided to Flying Branch Officers only and Technical Allowance is provided to Technical Branch Officers only.

 

• Salary details of IAF Flying Branch Officers (Pilots)

  • PPB= 15,600 Rupees per month (Pay Band 3 of scale: 15,600-39,100)
  • GP (Grade Pay)= 5,400 Rupees per month
  • MSP (Military Service Pay)= 6,000 Rupees per month

 

Basic Salary= PPB+GP+MSP= 27,000 Rupees per month

 

  • DA (Dearness Allowance)= 30,5100 Rupees per month (at the rate of 113% of Basic Salary)
  • Flying Allowance= 13,500 Rupees per month
  • Kit Maintenance Allowance= 600 Rupees per month
  • Transport Allowance= 3,200 Rupees+ DA (in case of major cities) and 1,600 Rupees+ DA (in case of other cities)

 

Gross Monthly Salary= Basic Salary+ Dearness Allowance+ Flying Allowance+ Kit Maintenance Allowance+ Transport Allowance= 78,426/- Rupees (mentioned in careerairforce website).

 

This Gross Monthly salary figure of Flying Branch Officers will rise, since other allowances like- Location Allowance, Field Area Allowance, High Altitude Allowance etc have not been included in it!

 

• Salary details of IAF Technical Branch Officers

  • PPB= 15,600 Rupees per month (Pay Band 3 of scale: 15,600-39,100)
  • GP (Grade Pay)= 5,400 Rupees per month
  • MSP (Military Service Pay)= 6,000 Rupees per month

 

Basic Salary= PPB+GP+MSP= 27,000 Rupees per month

 

  • DA (Dearness Allowance)= 30,5100 Rupees per month (at the rate of 113% of Basic Salary)
  • Technical Allowance= 3,000 Rupees per month
  • Kit Maintenance Allowance= 600 Rupees per month
  • Transport Allowance= 3,200 Rupees+ DA (in case of major cities) and 1,600 Rupees+ DA (in case of other cities)

 

Gross Monthly Salary= Basic Salary+ Dearness Allowance+ Flying Allowance+ Kit Maintenance Allowance+ Transport Allowance= 67,926/- Rupees (mentioned in careerairforce website).

 

This Gross Monthly salary figure of Flying Branch Officers will rise, since other allowances like- Location Allowance, Field Area Allowance, High Altitude Allowance etc have not been included in it!

 

• Salary Details of IAF Ground Duty Branch Officers

  • PPB= 15,600 Rupees per month (Pay Band 3 of scale: 15,600-39,100)
  • GP (Grade Pay)= 5,400 Rupees per month
  • MSP (Military Service Pay)= 6,000 Rupees per month

 

Basic Salary= PPB+GP+MSP= 27,000 Rupees per month

 

  • DA (Dearness Allowance)= 30,5100 Rupees per month (at the rate of 113% of Basic Salary)
  • Kit Maintenance Allowance= 600 Rupees per month
  • Transport Allowance= 3,200 Rupees+ DA (in case of major cities) and 1,600 Rupees+ DA (in case of other cities)

 

Gross Monthly Salary= Basic Salary+ Dearness Allowance+ Flying Allowance+ Kit Maintenance Allowance+ Transport Allowance= 64,926/- Rupees (mentioned in careerairforce website).

 

This Gross Monthly salary figure of Flying Branch Officers will rise, since other allowances like- Location Allowance, Field Area Allowance, High Altitude Allowance etc have not been included in it!

 

Monthly starting salary packages of IAF Officers (Summary)

78,426/- Rupees per month
67,926/- Rupees per month
64,926/- Rupees per month

 

Please note that the above salary specs will rise up when other allowances are added to it. Also, depending upon the area, Travel allowance figure may change.

 

Other important facts and details

IAF cadets will start earning even before they are commissioned as Officers! Cadets will start getting a stipend of 21,000/- Rupees per month when they enter the last year of their training at any of the Air Force Training Institutes!

 

With time, when an Officer rises through Ranks within the IAF, the Gross Salary will increase considerably.

 

Some other Financial benefits that one gets being an Officer in IAF are-

  • Insurance
  • Loans (Housing, Conveyance Loan etc)
  • Post Retirement Pension

Also read- How to join IAF- Careerairforce

How to become a Fighter Pilot in IAF

How to join IAF after 12th Science

IAF Medical and Physical requirements

Tips to pass PABT test

Tips to clear SSB Interview

 

It is evident from this article that a career in IAF as a Commissioned Officer is highly rewarding, financially. Apart from the good Monthly salary, an Officer also gets to enjoy added benefits such as Insurance Cover, Loans (at low Interest rates), Medical Benefits, Travel Concessions etc.

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