SSC CGL Salary Structure 2024: SSC CGL provides a wonderful opportunity for candidates who want to chase a government job for a better and settled future. Its attractive salary and perks are a bonus that attracts candidates to apply for SSC CGL posts. Numerous posts come under the classification of SSC CGL and every year the recruitment process is carried on for thousands of vacancies. Candidate before applying to any government job wants to know the salary packages, benefits, and allowances provided along with the salary.

SSC CGL Salary

The candidates must go through the complete article to gain every pinch of knowledge about the grade pay, basic pay scale, and perks attached to the SSC CGL posts.

Pay Level of PostsPay Level-8Pay Level-7Pay Level-6Pay Level-5Pay Level-4
PayscaleRs 47600 to 151100Rs 44900 to 142400Rs 35400 to 112400Rs 29200 to 92300Rs 25500 to 81100
Grade Pay48004600420028002400
Basic payRs 47600Rs 44900Rs 35400Rs 29200Rs 25500
HRA (depending on
the city)
X Cities (24%)11,42410,7768,4967,0086,120
Y Cities (16%)7,6167,1845,6644,6724,080
Z Cities (8%)3,8083,5922,8322,3362,040
DA (Current- 17%)8,0927,6336,0184,9644,335
Travel AllowanceCities- 3600, Other Places- 1800
Gross Salary
Range (Approx)
X Cities70,71666,90953,51444,77239,555
Y Cities66,90863,31750,68242,43637,515
Z Cities63,10057,92546,05038,30033,675

SSC CGL Salary Detail- Posts and Basic Pay

SSC CGL Salary Pay Level-8 (Rs 47600 to 151100)
S.NoSSC CGL PostsMinistryGroupGrade Pay
1Assistant Audit OfficerIndian Audit & Accounts
Department under C&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (None
2Assistant AccountsOfficerIndian Audit &Accounts
Department underC&AG
Group “B”
Gazetted (None
SSC CGL Salary Pay Level-7 (Rs 44900 to 142400)
S.NoName Of PostMinistryGroupGrade Pay
3Assistant Section OfficerCentral Secretariat ServiceGroup “B”4600
4Assistant Section OfficerIntelligence BureauGroup “B”4600
5Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of RailwayGroup “B”4600
6Assistant Section OfficerMinistry of External AffairsGroup “B”4600
7Assistant Section OfficerAFHQGroup “B”4600
8AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup “B”4600
9AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup “B”4600
10Assistant Section OfficerOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup “B”4600
11Inspector of Income TaxCBDTGroup “C”4600
12Inspector (Central Excise)CBICGroup “B”4600
13Inspector(Preventive Officer)
15Assistant Enforcement OfficerDirectorate of Enforcement,
Department of Revenue
Group “B”4600
16Sub InspectorCentral Bureau of InvestigationGroup “B”4600
17Inspector PostsDepartment of PostGroup “B”4600
18InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “B”4600
SSC CGL Pay Level 6 (Rs 35400 to 112400)
S.No.Name Of PostMinistryGroupGrade Pay
19AssistantOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup “B”4200
20Assistant/SuperintendentOther Ministries/Departments/OrganizationsGroup “B”4200
21Divisional AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup “B”4200
22Sub InspectorNational Investigation Agency (NIA)Group “B”4200
23Junior Statistical OfficerM/o Statistics & Program Implementation.Group “B”4200
24Statistical Investigator Grade-IIRegistrar General of IndiaGroup “B”4200
SSC CGL Pay Level-5 (Rs 29200 to 92300) 
S.No.Name Of PostMinistryGroupGrade Pay
25AuditorOffices under C&AGGroup “C”2800
26AuditorOther Ministry/DepartmentsGroup “C”2800
27AuditorOffices under CGDAGroup “C”2800
28AccountantOffices under C&AGGroup “C”2800
Junior Accountant
Other Ministry/DepartmentsGroup “C”2800
SSC CGL Post Pay Level-4 (Rs 25500 to 81100)
S.No.Name Of PostMinistryGroupGrade Pay
30Senior Secretariat Assistant/
Upper Division Clerks
Central Govt. Offices/
Ministries are other than CSCS cadres.
Group “C”2400
31Tax AssistantCBDTGroup “C”2400
32Tax AssistantCBICGroup “C”2400
33Sub-InspectorCentral Bureau of NarcoticsGroup “C”2400
34Upper Division ClerksDate. Gen Border Road Organization (MoD)Group “C”2400

SSC CGL Salary Structure

Let us take an example of Class X City- Delhi with a Grade Pay 4600 

Suppose the Basic Pay for the post is Rs. 44,900, so the provided House Rent Allowances will be 24% of Basic Pay i.e Rs. 10,776 (according to assumed post and city) 

The transport allowance provided will be Rs. 3600 (As the assumed Grade Pay lies in between Grade Pay of 2000 to 4800). 

Dearness allowances – 0 (Dearness allowance is merged with the basic pay and will be revised after every six months)

Now let us Calculate the Amount Provided as Gross Pay –

Gross pay is the total sum of all the allowances and basic pay. For the above example, the gross pay

Deduction: Unlike every government job, SSC CGL also deducts various funds from your gross pay to be used in the future and remains safer with the government. Mainly NPS (National Pension Scheme)- 10% of basic salary, Employee Provident Fund (EPF)- 12% of basic pay, Education Cess- 3% of basic pay, TDS, etc will be deducted from your gross pay every month.

Distribution of Allowances:

House Rent Allowance: The 7th Pay Commission has finalized the rate of HRA that varies on the classification of cities proposed by the government. The cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune are classified in group X and will be provided with 24% of HRA excluding the basic pay. Group Y includes 100 towns with a population of 5 lakhs will be provided with 16% of HRA and that of rural areas falling under group Z will be provided with 8% of HRA.

Travelling Allowance: The selected candidates for group X cities will be provided with Rs 3600 transport allowances while the other two will be given Rs 1800 travelling allowance for compensating their travelling to cities.

Medical Allowance: The reimbursement of all medical expenses of the treatment to the government employee or their family will be done by the government once the employee claims it.

Special Security Allowance: In case the candidate is working for some special organization, such as CBI, IB, or any Security agencies he will be provided with an extra 20% of Basic Pay as Special Security Allowance (SSA) in their gross pay.

Pension: This is the most attractive benefit of any government job because even after your retirement in your old age you will be provided with a handsome amount every month for your expenses and a part of this will be deducted from your salary every month.

I hope this article has cleared your confusion regarding the salary package for SSC CGL posts to some extent.

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SSC CGL Salary: FAQs

Ans. SSC CGL salary differs for each post and ranges between Rs 33,675 to 63,100.

Ans. The basic pay scale of Level 8 in SSC CGL is Rs 47600.

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