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RRB ALP Salary 2024, Job Profile and Career Growth

The RRB Assistant Loco Pilot is a lucrative job offering a basic pay of Rs. 19,900. After the training period, the selected candidates will be eligible for all other allowances and benefits. The monthly salary after training will range between Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000/- per month. Candidates will be provided various allowances such as House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Night Duty Allowance, and many more.

RRB ALP Post-wise Salary

The Assistant Loco Pilot’s initial pay is Rs. 19900 for Level 2 under 7th CPC. ALPs are posted as Loco Pilots in different fields and receive different salaries. Detailed Post-wise Salary for RRB ALP, Loco Pilots, and Railway Technicians are mentioned below:

RRB ALP Post Wise Salary
Posts Salary
Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP)
Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000/-
Loco Pilot (Goods)
Rs 40,000 to Rs 56,000/-
Loco Pilot (Mail)
Rs 60,000 to Rs 78,000/-
Shunting Loco Pilot
Rs 28,000 to Rs 38,000/-
Loco Pilot Passenger (Passenger)
Rs 50,000 to Rs 66,000/-
Loco Pilot (High Speed)
Rs 77,000 to Rs 88,000/-
Technician Grade 1 Signal
Rs 46,000 to Rs 52,000/-
Technician Grade 3
Rs 32,000 to Rs. 36,000/-

RRB ALP in Hand Salary After 7th Pay Commission

The Central Government has recently revised the Dearness Allowance to 50% and House Rent Allowance to 30%, 20%, and 10% for X, Y, and Z class cities respectively. The detailed RRB ALP Salary Structure After the 7th Pay commission is as follows:

RRB ALP In Hand Salary 2024 (7th CPC)
Basic Pay
Rs. 21100
HRA (X city – 30%)
Rs. 6330
DA (50%)
Rs. 10550
TA + DA on TA
Rs. 2025
Kilometrage Allowance
Rs. 1128 (varies)
Cell Allowance
Rs. 120 (varies)
Leave Allowance (Running)
Rs. 408 (varies)
Night Duty Allowance
Rs. 1419  (varies)
National Holiday Allowance
Rs. 384
Railway Employees Insurance Scheme C
Rs. 30
New Pension Scheme Tier 1
Rs. 3676
Profession Tax
Rs. 200
Gross Pay
Rs. 43464
Total Deduction
Rs. 3906
RRB ALP In Hand Salary
Rs. 39558

RRB ALP Salary Slip

Candidates can refer to the screenshot of the salary slip of the RRB Assistant Loco Pilot. This will help you understand the detailed salary distribution which includes gross pay, deductions, net pay, etc.

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RRB ALP Allowances & Benefits

The RRB ALP Allowances & Benefits are mentioned below.

  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Home City and All India Travel Allowances
  • Running Allowance (according to kilometres travelled)
  • Free Medical Facilities at the Railway and Empanelled Hospitals for the Staff and their Dependents
  • Free Railway Tickets to Family Members on particular routes
  • Gratuity
  • 30 days earned leave
  • 12 days Casual Leave
  • 30 days of half-pay leave or medical leave
  • A 10% deduction is made from the salary according to the new pension scheme.

RRB ALP Job Profile

The RRB ALP aspirants need to know what kind of work they will have to do after becoming Assistant Loco Pilots (ALP). The RRB ALP job profile includes:

  • Working according to the directions given by the Loco Pilots
  • Assisting the Loco Driver should have fine-tuning the locomotives
  • Repairing minor parts of the locomotive
  • Referent assessment of the locomotive for checking its efficiency
  • Ability to find the defects in the tracks and report them
  • Caring about the maintenance, safety, security, and productivity of the locomotive.
  • Regular watching of railway signals.

RRB ALP Career Growth & Promotion

While applying for the RRB ALP 2024 Exam, the first question that arises is whether there are any growth and promotions in RRB ALP. The promotions in RRB ALP are done based on departmental exams held by RRB. The Growth Chart for promotions are depicted below:

Senior Assistant Loco pilot

Loco Pilots

Loco Foreman/Supervisor

Power Controller or Crew Controller or Loco Foreman/Supervisor



Where can I check complete RRB ALP Salary Structure?

You can check RRB ALP Salary structure on the official website or from the official notification PDF.

Are there other allowances and benefits other than the RRB ALP Salary?

Yes, there are many allowances and benefits along with the RRB ALP Salary. These include HRA, DA, Night Duty, Travel Allowance, Insurance, etc.

Is there any career growth in RRB ALP?

Yes, you can check the career growth in RRB ALP mentioned in this article.

What is the salary of a loco pilot?

Candidates selected as Assistant Loco Pilots get a basic salary of Rs. 19,900. The in-hand salary can go up to Rs. 40,000.

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