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SSC CGL Salary: Check Post Wise Salary Structure

SSC CGL Salary: Check revised SSC CGL salary after 7th pay commission with allowances & perks. Know the detailed SSC CGL salary of all the posts including the grade pay, pay level & other allowances.

| Updated On June 29th, 2020 at 01:38 pm

SSC CGL Salary & Perks 

The current salary being offered to the SSC CGL employees has been mentioned along with the allowances, perks & career growth. The SSC CGL Tier 1 2019-20 Exam was successfully conducted from 3rd-9th March 2020 for the recruitment to various posts in SSC at graduate level. With a number of posts under SSC CGL, candidates are often seen to be confused about the pay level and post the wise in-hand salary of SSC CGL posts. This post will cover the SSC CGL Salary of all the posts under SSC CGL with the detailed salary structure, allowances added, gross salary and the total in-hand salary. Check out the post below for SSC CGL salary details according to the posts after the 7th pay commission. 

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SSC CGL Salary: Total Gross & In-hand Salary after 7th Pay Commission

The below table highlights the pay level-wise salary structure and the total in hand salary that one will be getting after getting recruited through SSC CGL 2020. The given data contains the approximate value and may vary according to the place of posting & other criteria.

Check out the total salary taken by the employees posted under Pay Level 8, Pay level 7, Pay level 6, pay level 5 & pay level 4.

Pay Level
of Posts
Pay Level-8 Pay Level-7 Pay Level-6 Pay Level-5 Pay Level-4
Payscale Rs 47600 to 151100 Rs 44900 to 142400 Rs 35400 to 112400 Rs 29200 to 92300 Rs 25500 to 81100
Grade Pay 4800 4600 4200 2800 2400
Basic pay Rs 47600 Rs 44900 Rs 35400 Rs 29200 Rs 25500
HRA (depending on
the city)
X Cities (24%) 11,424 10,776 8,496 7,008 6,120
Y Cities (16%) 7,616 7,184 5,664 4,672 4,080
Z Cities (8%) 3,808 3,592 2,832 2,336 2,040
DA (Current- 17%) 8,092 7,633 6,018 4,964 4,335
Travel Allowance Cities- 3600, Other Places- 1800
Gross Salary
Range (Approx)
X Cities 70,716 66,909 53,514 44,772 39,555
Y Cities 66,908 63,317 50,682 42,436 37,515
Z Cities 63,100 57,925 46,050 38,300 33,675

The below salary slip is of an AAO posted in Chennai who has been working as an AAO for 1.5 years now. Hence, basic pay has been increased accordingly. Check out the AAO salary slip covering total gross salary and total in hand salary after all the deductions.

SSC CGL Salary: Posts under SSC CGL with Pay Level

What are the posts according to the pay level under SSC CGL? To make it easier for aspirants to understand the various posts recruited from SSC CGL, the posts have been categorized according to the pay level. Check the distribution of posts according to the Level and Payscale.

Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
S.No Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
1 Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (None
2 Assistant AccountsOfficer Indian Audit &Accounts
Department underC&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (None


Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
S.No Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
3 Assistant Section Officer Central Secretariat Service Group “B” 4600
4 Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau Group “B” 4600
5 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway Group “B” 4600
6 Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs Group “B” 4600
7 Assistant Section Officer AFHQ Group “B” 4600
8 Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4600
9 Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4600
10 Assistant Section Officer Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4600
11 Inspector of Income Tax CBDT Group “C” 4600
12 Inspector,(Central Excise) CBIC Group “B” 4600
13 Inspector(PreventiveOfficer)
14 Inspector(Examiner)
15 Assistant Enforcement Officer Directorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue
Group “B” 4600
16 Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Investigation Group “B” 4600
17 Inspector Posts Department of Post Group “B” 4600
18 Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “B” 4600


Pay Level 6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
S.No. Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
19 Assistant Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4200
20 Assistant/Superintendent Other Ministries/Departments/Organizations Group “B” 4200
21 Divisional Accountant Offices underC&AG Group “B” 4200
22 Sub Inspector NationalInvestigationAgency (NIA) Group “B” 4200
23 Junior Statistical Officer M/o Statistics &ProgramImplementation. Group “B” 4200
24 Statistical Investigator Grade-II Registrar Generalof India Group “B” 4200


Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300)
S.No. Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
25 Auditor Offices under C&AG Group “C” 2800
26 Auditor Other Ministry/Departments Group “C” 2800
27 Auditor Offices under CGDA Group “C” 2800
28 Accountant Offices under C&AG Group “C” 2800
29 Accountant/
Junior Accountant
Other Ministry/Departments Group “C” 2800


Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
S.No. Name Of Post Ministry Group Grade Pay
30 Senior Secretariat Assistant/
Upper Division Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/
Ministries other than CSCS cadres.
Group “C” 2400
31 Tax Assistant CBDT Group “C” 2400
32 Tax Assistant CBIC Group “C” 2400
33 Sub-Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics Group “C” 2400
34 Upper Division Clerks Date. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD) Group “C” 2400


SSC CGL Salary: Other Allowances provided 

House Rent Allowance(HRA)

HRA is provided to the employees to meet their house rent needs. House rent allowance varies according to the city and is classified into 3 categories. HRA shall not be less than Rs. 5400/- pm, Rs. 3600/- pm and Rs.1800/- pm at X, Y & Z class cities respectively.

  • @ 24% of Basic pay for X category of cities
  • @ 16% of Basic Pay for Y category of cities
  • @ 8% of Basic Pay for Z category of cities

HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%

Dearness Allowance (DA)

The Dearness Allowance is a cost of living adjustment allowance and is currently 17% Of basic Pay under the 7th Pay Commission. The DA has been increased by the union cabinet to 17% in October 2019.

Transport Allowance (TA)

The rate of transport allowance per month various according to the place you are living in as mentioned below:

  • Employees posted in the cities: Rs.3600
  • Employees posted at all other places: Rs.1800

The above article provided all the information related to the SSC CGL Salary. I hope it will be helpful to the aspirants looking forward to applying for the SSC CGL 2020.

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Q. What is Salary Of SSC CGL?
Ans. You can check below table for SSC CGL salary according to pay level:-

Pay Level
of Posts
Pay Level-8 Pay Level-7 Pay Level-6 Pay Level-5 Pay Level-4
Gross Salary
Range (Approx)
X Cities 70,716 66,909 53,514 44,772 39,555
Y Cities 66,908 63,317 50,682 42,436 37,515
Z Cities 63,100 57,925 46,050 38,300 33,675


Q. What is the highest salary in SSC CGL?
Ans. The highest salary post in SSC CGL is for Assistant Audit officer (AAO).
Grade Pay for Assistant Audit officer (AAO)-> 4800
Assistant Audit officer (AAO) Gross Salary Range (Approx)

  • X Cities-> 70,716
  • Y Cities-> 66,908
  • Z Cities-> 63,100
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