Ranks and salaries of Indian Air Force officers

Want to know ranks and salaries given to Indian Air Force officers? IAF offers handsome salary and progress in ranks of its commissioned officers. Check out Indian Air Force officer ranks and salaries after sixth pay commission.

IAF Officers Salary and Ranks

Indian Air Force officer post is one of the best posts of India to join. As IAF gives good salary and career progression to its commissioned officers, most of the youth want to become an officer in this elite force.


Flying Officer (Fg Offr)

Flying officer rank is the first and foremost rank awarded to all Gentleman Cadets and Lady Cadets on completion of their training. A Flying Officer of Indian Air Force gets 15600 rupees as pay band, 5400 rupees as grade pay and 6000 rupees Military Services Pay (MSP).

Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt)

Flight Lieutenant is the second rank of commissioned officers of IAF. After serving as Flying Officers for two years, IAF promotes a Fg Offr to Flt Lt. A Flt Lt gets pay band / scale in 15600 - 39100 rupees. Also a Flight Leiutenant gets 6100 rupees as grade pay and 6000 rupees MSP.

Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr)

A Squadron Leader of Indian Air Force gets around 6600 rupees as grade pay. Pay band of Sqn Ldr is same as Flying Officer and Flt Lt. Also MSP received by Squadron Leader is 6000 rupees.

Wing Commander (Wg Cdr)

A Wing Commander of Indian Air Force gets pay band of 37400 - 67000 rupees per month. Grade pay of 8000 rupees and MSP of 6000 rupees.

Group Captain (Gp Capt)

Wing Commander is promoted to Group Captain rank. A Group Captain of IAF gets 8700 rupees as grade pay and 6000 rupees as Military Service Pay. An officer of Group Captain rank in IAF gets around one and a half lakh rupees per month as salary.

Air Commodore (Air Cmde)

Group Captain rank officers are further promoted to the rank of Air Commodore. An Air Commodore rank officer of IAF gets 8900 rupees as grade pay and 6000 rupees as MSP.

Air Vice Marshal (AVM)

Air Vice Marshal gets 10000 rupees as grade pay. An AVM of Indian Air Force will not get MSP.

Air Marshal

There are two salary structure for officers in the rank of Air Marshal. First pay band structure is 67000 - 79000 rupees for HAG scale officers. Second pay band is 75500 - 80000 rupees for Apex scale officers. An Air Marshal does not get grade pay and MSP.

Air Chief Marshal

Air Chief Marshal of Indian Air Force gets 90000 rupees fixed pay band per month. Air Chief Marshal also does not get any MSP or grade pay.

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