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Candidates who appear for the SSC JE exam must have prior knowledge about the SSC Junior engineer Salary, the perks and allowances subject to this job profile. Those candidates chosen as Junior Engineers will be assigned under the Non-gazetted Group B category under the SSC.  Candidates who want to apply for the SSC JE exams can view the details and examine them before applying for the position of Junior Engineer. 

Did you know? According to the 7th Pay Commission under SSC, the selected candidates will obtain ₹44,000 as an SSC Junior Engineer salary along with benefits and perks.

Overview of SSC JE Post 

The 7th Pay Commission is the basis for the SSC JE salary of all the recruited candidates. The pay band of the SSC Junior Engineers comes under the category Level 6. The information regarding the SSC JE Salary in hand and SSC JE Salary per month is mentioned below:

SSC Junior Engineer Salary 

Amount

SSC Junior Engineer Basic salary 

₹35,400-₹1,12,400

SSC Junior Engineer salary in hand

₹44,000 (Including other benefits)

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SSC Junior Engineer Salary Structure 

The 7th Pay Commission was implemented recently. This led to numerous hikes in different  SSC JE posts. The SSC JE Salary depends on factors such as the types of allowances provided and the city where the person resides. Here is a brief overview of the SSC Junior Engineer salary below: 

SSC Junior Salary Structure

Pay Level for different posts

Pay for Level 6

SSC JE Payscale

₹35,400 to ₹1,12,400 

SSC JE Grade Pay

₹4,200 

SSC JE Basic Pay

₹35,400 

Dearness Allowance ( Currently – 17 % )

₹ 6,018

Travel Allowances 

For Cities – ₹3,600 

Others – ₹1,800 

HRA (according to the city below)

 

City X (24%)

 

City Y (16%)

 

City Z (8%)

 

₹8,496

 

₹5,664

 

₹2,832

Gross Salary Range  

 

 X Cities

 

 Y Cities

 

 Z Cities 

 

₹53,514 

 

₹50,682

 

₹46,050
 

What are X, Y, Z Cities?

The House Rent Allowance varies from town to town in which you are living. Usually, it is higher in cities X (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Thane and Pune).  

Y (Agra, Ajmer, Aligarh, Amravati, Amritsar, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhavnagar, Bhiwandi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Bilaspur, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Bhilai, Durgapur, Dindigul, Erode, Faridabad, Firozabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guntur, Gwalior, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hamirpur, Hubli Dharwad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamnagar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kollam, Kozhikode, Kurnool, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Madurai, Malappuram, Mathura, Mangalore, Meerut, Moradabad, Mysore, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pondicherry, Purulia, Prayagraj, Raipur, Rajkot, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Sangli, Shimla, Siliguri, Solapur, Srinagar, Surat, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Ujjain, Bijapur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasai-Virar City, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vellore and Warangal) when compared to city Z. 

Z  cities that includes Union Teritorries. The rate for X, Y and Z cities is ₹ 5,400, ₹ 3,600, ₹ 1,800.

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Department-wise SSC JE Salary Structure

Here in the list given below is all the information related to the SSC Junior Engineer’s salary department-wise:

Department-Wise Salary Structure of SSC Junior Engineers

Department Name

Post Name

SSC Junior Engineer Grade Pay 

SSC Junior Engineer In Hand Salary

SSC Junior Engineer Gross Salary 

Military Engineering Service ( MES )

Mechanical Junior Engineer 

4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907 

₹32,667 to ₹37,119

Military Engineering Service ( MES )

Junior Engineer Quantity Surveying and Contract

₹4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907 

₹32,667 to ₹37,119

Department of Post ( DP )

Junior Engineer – Civil

₹4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907

₹32,667 to ₹37,119

Department of Post ( DP )

Junior Engineer – Electrical 

₹4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907 

₹32,667 to ₹37,119

Central Water Commission ( CWC )

Junior Engineer – Civil

₹4,200

₹29,455 to ₹33,907 

₹32,667 to ₹37,119 

Central Water Commission ( CWC )

Junior Engineer – Mechanical

₹4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907 

₹32,667 to ₹37,119

Central Public Works Department ( CPWD )

Junior Engineer – Civil

₹4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907 

₹32,667 to ₹37,119

Central Public Works Department ( CPWD )

Junior Engineer – Electrical 

₹4,200 

₹29,455 to ₹33,907

₹32,667 to ₹37,119 

SSC JE Salary Slip

The Staff Selection Commission provides a document called the SSC Junior Engineer salary slip that contains essential information such as SSC JE monthly salary provided to the employees. The SSC JE Salary slips act as proof of the payment of the compensation. Those candidates who have been selected must keep the SSC JE Salary slip provided to them safely. 

The SSC JE Salary slip includes data listed below:

Benefits and Allowances of SSC JE

Apart from basic pay, an SSC Junior Engineer receives numerous perks and allowances. These additions to their salary give a rise to the SSC JE Salary. Given below are the additional allowances for an SSC Junior  Engineer excluding the basic pay:

  1.  Dearness Allowance (DA)

The DA refers to the living cost allowance. According to the 7th Pay Commission, the Dearness Allowance currently is 17 % of the basic pay.  The House Rent Allowance ( HRA ) will be revised to 27 %, 18 % & 9 % for classes of cities such as X cities, Y cities and Z cities respectively when the DA crosses 25 %.  This will be further increased to 30 %, 20 % and 10 % when the Dearness Allowance crosses 50 %.

  1.  Travel Allowance

The travel allowance provided to an SSC Junior Engineer is dependent upon the space the person has to travel daily from home to the place of work. This will be increased if they are required to do additional fieldwork.

  1.  House Rent Allowance (HRA)

According to the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, the HRA for central government employees under the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is determined as a percentage of their basic pay. The exact percentage of HRA varies based on the city of posting. For cities with a population of ₹50 lakhs and above, the HRA is 24% of basic pay. For cities with a population between ₹5 to ₹50 lakhs, the HRA is 16% of basic pay. For cities with a population below ₹5 lakhs, the HRA is 8% of basic pay.

  1.  Medical Allowance

The railways provide a fixed medical allowance for railway employees to meet their daily medical expenses. 

  1.  Other Special Allowance

The SSC JE receives other special allowances for recreational activities. 

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SSC Junior Engineer Job Profile

In the SSC JE profile, the candidates who are recruited for the position of Junior Engineer will have to take up various roles and responsibilities. The candidates must be fully aware of the roles and responsibilities of an SSC Junior Engineer. 

Here given below are some of the roles and responsibilities of an SSC Junior Engineer:

  1.  Accounts

Junior Engineer is responsible for keeping bills regarding the work issued by the contractor. Another responsibility is contributing to the accounting process for the section he’s working for. 

  1.  Technical Skills

The role of a Junior Engineer calls for plenty of technical skills that the candidate must have learnt during their graduation, which will be implemented in their work.

  1.  Assisting Superiors

The Junior Engineer must consistently assist superiors by reporting to higher authorities. The Junior Engineer is responsible for a particular section and must report the happenings to the higher department officers.

Conclusion

The SSC JE Salary comes with numerous perks and benefits along with the salary. The allowances include medical, dearness, house rent, travel, and other special allowances. The SSC JE salary structure is according to the 7th Pay Commission. There is immense growth in this post, and the highest promotion post is SSC Senior Section Engineer.
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