SSC CHSL Salary: Staff Selection Commission offers lucrative salary packages to its employees shortlisted for different posts like Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO) & Postal assistant through SSC CHSL Exam. According to the revised 7th pay commission, the starting salary in SSC CHSL officers starts from Rs. 19,900/-. After the 7th Pay Commission, there is a hike to 22-24 % in the SSC CHSL salary structure. Along with the basic pay scale, SSC also provides transport, house rent, dearness, and other special allowance. In this article, we have discussed the post-wise SSC CHSL Salary, if you are planning for SSC CHSL recruitment, go through the complete article. 

SSC CHSL Salary Structure 2023

The initial basic pay for LDC / JSA is Rs. 19,000 and for DEO / PA / SA is Rs. 25500. Check in-hand SSC CHSL salary for the posts as mentioned in the below table. 

CriteriaCity XCity YCity Z
PayscaleRs. 5200 – 20200Rs. 5200 – 20200Rs. 5200 – 20200
Grade PayRs. 1900Rs. 1900Rs. 1900
Basic payRs. 19,900Rs. 19,900Rs. 19,900
HRA (depending on the city)24%= Rs. 477616%= Rs. 31848%= Rs. 1592
DA (Current- 17%)Rs. 3383Rs. 3383Rs. 3383
Travel AllowanceRs. 3600Rs. 1800Rs. 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx)Rs. 31659Rs. 28267Rs. 26675
Deductions (Approx)Rs. 2500Rs. 2500Rs. 2500
Approx In-Hand SalaryRs. 29,159Rs. 25,767Rs. 24,175
SSC CHSL Salary- DEO / PA / SA
CriteriaCity XCity YCity Z
PayscaleRs. 5,200 – 20,200Rs. 5,200 – 20,200Rs. 5,200 – 20,200
Grade PayRs. 2400Rs. 2400Rs. 2400
Basic payRs. 25,500Rs. 25,500Rs. 25,500
HRA (depending on the city)24%= Rs. 6,12016%= Rs. 4,0808%= Rs. 2,040
DA (Current- 17%)Rs. 4,335Rs. 4,335Rs. 4,335
Travel AllowanceRs. 3600Rs. 1800Rs. 1800
Gross Salary Range (Approx)Rs. 39,555Rs. 35, 715Rs. 33,675
Deductions (Approx)Rs. 3000Rs. 3000Rs. 3000
Approx In-Hand SalaryRs. 36,555Rs. 32,715Rs. 30,675

X= cities with a population of more than 50 lakhs

Y= Population within 5 to 50 lakhs

Z= Population less than 5 lakhs

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SSC CHSL Salary- Postwise

Through SSC CHSL Exam, eligible candidates are selected for various posts including Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO). In the below table, check the post-wise SSC CHSL Salary Structure as notified by Staff Selection Commission. 

SSC CHSL PostsSSC CHSL Pay Scales 
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-
Postal Assistant (PA)Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-
Sorting Assistant (SA)Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-4Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-5Rs. 29,200 – 92,300/-
DEO (Grade A)Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/-

SSC CHSL Salary Deductions

SSC CHSL Salary Deductions- LDC/JSA
Salary DetailsCity XCity YCity Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA)232823282328
Total Deductions260826082608
Net Salary (Approx)29,05125,65924,067
SSC CHSL Salary Deductions- DEO / PA / SA
Salary DetailsCity XCity YCity Z
NPS (10% of Basic + DA)298429842984
Total Deductions326432643264
Net Salary36,29132,45130,411

SSC CHSL Salary- Perks & Allowances

Staff Selection Commission also provides the allowances for the post of LDC/ JSA/ PA/ SA/ DEO.

  1. Transport Allowance
  2. House Rent Allowance
  3. Dearness Allowance
  4. Other Special Allowance

House Rent Allowance

HRA stands for House Rent Allowance. This is a reimbursement provided to the employees as stay ease which varies from city to city. 

Category of CitiesHRA before 7th Pay CommissionHRA after 7th Pay Commission

Transport Allowance (TA)

The transport allowance is given to cater to the daily travelling needs of the employee. The Employees posted in the cities will get Rs.3600 as TA whereas the Employees posted at all other places will get Rs.1800 as TA.

Dearness Allowance (DA)

The DA is a cost of living adjustment allowance and as per SSC CHSL Salary, Dearness Allowance is currently 17% of basic Pay under the 7th Pay Commission. In October 2019, The union cabinet had increased the Dearness Allowances to 17% of the basic pay.

Leave Travel Concession (LTC)

The leave travel concession is the allowance that the Central Government employees receive for travel to their hometown or other parts of the country.

Other Allowances

Apart from the mentioned benefits, there is job stability, security, and a peaceful environment to work as an SSC CHSL employee.

SSC CHSL Salary- Job Profile 

1. Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): The work responsibilities of LDC and JSA includes office tasks like maintaining data, files, and documents of the office in a systematic manner. LDCs are first-level clerks in government organizations.

2. Data Entry Operator- DEO needs to handle office computers. So, applicants are required to have sufficient knowledge of computers. Candidates should also have good typing speed. Typing is one of the most responsibilities of a DEO post.

3. Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)- PA/SA responsibilities include disposal of mails and maintaining the data, customer support, handling customer queries and providing them with a feasible solution etc.

SSC CHSL Salary- Promotions

Staff Selection Commission also provides promotions from time to time. The promotion policy is different for Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Sorting Assistants (SA) / Postal Assistants (PA) and Court Clerk.

Post NamePromotion
Lower Division ClerkUpper Division Clerk, Division Clerk and Section Officer.
Data Entry OperatorData Entry Operator Grade B, Grade C and Grade F (system analyst)
PA/SASupervisor (LSG), Senior Supervisor and Chief Supervisor (HSS) [After Postmaster Grade I examination]
SSC CHSL Important Links
SSC CHSL Previous Year Question PaperSSC CHSL Exam Date & Notification
SSC Exam Calendar 2023SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023
SSC CHSL Previous Year Cut-OffSSC CHSL Tier-1, 2 & 3 Syllabus 2023



Ans. The post-wise SSC CHSL in-hand salary has been detailed in the article.

Ans. The SSC CHSL salary of SSC CHSL LDC is Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/-

Ans. Along with SSC CHSL Basic Pay, SSC CHSL Employee will be entitled to House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Dearness Allowance, and Leave Travel Concession.

Ans. LDC can be promoted to Upper Division Clerk, Division Clerk and Section Officer.

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