Pay and Allowances of Indian Airforce Officer 2022

The Indian Air Force and other Indian Armed Forces of the country are among the most prestigious and respectful jobs that any civilian has for the country. And except for the passion and respect to do this job, the salary structure is also one thing that attracts people to pursue their career in the armed forces. 

If you are someone who is thinking of joining the armed forces or want to make a career in it, there are a few things that you must know before you get admission to NDA. 

Here are the pay and allowances of the Indian Air Force Officer that will motivate you more than ever to pursue a career in Indian Air Force Services. 

Pay and Allowances of Indian Airforce Officer 2022

Rank Level Pay in Rs. 
1.Flying Officer Level  1056,100- 1,77,500
2.Squadroom Leader Level 10B6,94,00- 2,07,200
3.Flight Lieutenant Level 116,1300- 1,93,900
4.Wing Commander Level  12A 1,21,200- 2,12,400
5.Air Commodore Level  131,39,600- 2,17,600 
6.Group Captain Level 13A1,30,600- 2,15,900
7.Air Vice Marshal Level 141,44,200- 2,18,200
8.HAG+ Scale Level 152,05,400- 2,24,400
9.Air Marshal HAG Scale Level 161,30,600- 2,15,900
10.VACS/AirForce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG) Level 172,25,222/- (fixed)
11.CAS Level 182,50,000/- (fixed) 

Pay Scale of the Flying Officers

Here is the pay scale of the Flying officers i.e officers of the initial most rank in the iAF: 

  1. Pay in Pay Band – Rs. 15,600 Per Month 

(officer will get posting in PB 3- 15600-39100) 

  1. Grade Pay: rs. 5400 PM 
  2. Military Service Pay: Rs 6000 PM 
  3. Dearness Allowance: Rs 500 PM 
  4. Transport Allowance: Rs. 3200 + DA (major cities)/ 1600+ DA (other cities) 
  5. Kit Maintenance Allowance: Rs. 500 PM 

Gross Monthly Emoluments

The salary of a Flying Officers for the first month would be following: 

Flying Branch Technical Branch Ground Duty Branch 
Total Emoluments 66110/-57360/-54840/-

But when you go further in rank and status in the Air Force, your salary and other inclusions also increases as per your responsibilities and capabilities. 

Rank Flying Pay 
Flying Officer Rs. 11250/-
Light Lieutenant Rs. 13,750/-
Squadron leader Rs. 17,500/-
Wing  Commander Rs. 17,500/-
Group Captain Rs. 17,500
Air Commodore & above Rs. 13,125

Technical allowance is Rs. 2500/- for every Tier-I officer and Rs. 3750/- for every Tier-II officer. 

Pay Band of Indian Air Force 

RankPay-Scale BandPay-ScaleGrade PayMedian Scale
Flying OfficerPB-III15,600-39,10054006000
Flight LieutenantPB-III15,600-39,10051006000
Squadron LeaderPB-III15,600-39,10066006000
Wing CommanderPB-IV37,400-67,00076006000
Group CaptainPB-IV37,400-67,00087006000
Air Vice MarshalPB-IV37,400-67,000100006000
Air CommodorePB-IV37,400-67,00089006000
Air MarshalPB-IV37,400-67,000120006000
Chief of CommandsApex Band80,000 INRNANA
Air Force ChiefApex Band90,000 INRNANA

Pay- Structure of Newly Appointed Flying Officers 

Structure Structure
Pay Band (universal for all branches)15,600 INR per month
Grade Pay5,400 INR per month
Military Service Pay6,000 INR per month
Dearness Allowance calculated @ of 80% of Gross Emoluments21,600 INR per month
Kit Maintenance Allowance500 INR per month
Transport Allowance3200 INR per month (in key metros) and 1600 INR per month (in rest of the towns and cities)
Flying Allowance (for flying branch officers)11,250 INR per month
Technical Allowance (for technical branch officers)2,500 per month

Gross Emoluments of Monthly Salary for Flying Officers Per Month Salary 

BranchAverage Salary In Lakhs INR
Ground Duty Branch54,860 INR
Technical Branch57,360 INR
Flying Branch66,110 INR

Allowance on Flight and Technical Stipends As Per Ranks 

Rank/Designation/PositionAverage Salary In Lakhs INR (Flying Pay)
Air Commodore & Beyond13,125 INR per month
Group Captain17,500 INR per month
Wing Commander17,500 INR per month
Squadron Leader17,500 INR per month
Flight Lieutenant13,750 INR per month
Flying Officer11,250 INR per month

Monthly Pay of an Office As Per Job  Position 

Job PositionAverage Salary In Lakhs INR
Technician25,840 INR per month
Air Force Pilot82,000 INR per month
Airman33,850 INR per month
Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer)47,337 INR per month
Mechanical Transport Operator4,00,500 INR (per annum)
Administrator4,53,400 INR (per annum)
Administrative Officer10,28,000 INR (per annum)
Logistician28,000 INR per month
Police40,000 INR per month

Salary Based on Experience of an Officer 

Years Of ExperienceAverage Salary In Lakhs INR
5-9 years8,95,050 INR
10-19 years7,80,000 INR
20 years and above6,30,000 IN

Salary and Allowance of  Air Force Civilians 

Pay ScalePay BandCorresponding Pay BandsGrade Pay

House And Rent Allowances

Class Of CityRate
X30% Of Pay In Band+Grade Pay+NPA
Y20% Of Pay In Band+Grade Pay+NPA
Z10% Of Pay In Band+Grade Pay+NPA

Transport Allowances 

For transport allowances, Grade Pay is below Rs. 4200/- but  in Pay Band it is above Rs. 7400/-. 

ClassIn A1 & A EarlierOther Class
Grade Pay Of 5400 & Above# Grade Pay Of Rs.4200,4600 & 4800Rs.3200 + DA On TPTRs. 1600 + DA On TPT
Grade Pay Below Rs. 4200 And PayIn Pay Band Below Rs.7440.Rs. 600 + DA On TPTRs. 400 + DA On TPT
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