ISRO Salary in India

Landing up in a job with the Indian Space Research Organization or ISRO not only offers you the usual securities promised by government jobs but it is also considered to be a matter of immense pride as it is the biggest organization dealing with space programs in our country. As a potential engineer willing to work with ISRO you can try your luck at different centers of ISRO including:

  • Space Applications Centre (SAC)
  • Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC)
  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)
  • ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)
  • Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC)
  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC)

Salaries of ISRO Scientists

ISRO employs engineers or scientists who belong to two different grades namely 'SC' and 'SD' ( primarily based on their academic qualifications or degrees) and engineers of both these grades are entitled to the same pay band- INR 15, 000- 39, 000. However their grade pays may differ. While the former are allowed grade pays INR 5400, the grade pays of the latter stand at INR 6600. Here is more on salaries of ISRO engineers:

Know the Average Salary Package of Scientists

Job CategoryAnnual Average Salaries
Scientist/EngineerINR 578,000- INR 620,000
Scientist or Engineer SCINR 572,000- INR 733,000 ( with an annual average of INR 652,656)
Engineer-SCINR 430,000- INR 468,000
Engineer/Scientist InternINR 19,000- INR 21,000 (on a monthly basis)

ISRO Scientist-Engineer Salaries as per recent and past job posts:

The Indian Space Research Organization frequently recruits engineers for its various centers. The vacancy details can be found on the Internet. Here is a list of salaries offered by ISRO to its engineers:

  • Mechanical and Electronics Engineer/Scientists with Grade Pay of INR 5400 and pay band of INR 15600- 39100
  • Scientist/Engineer 'SC' (M.Sc in Analytical and Organic Chemistry) with Grade Pay of INR 5400 and pay band of INR 15600- 39100 with approximate monthly income of INR 34,650--- these candidates were offered the added benefit of being governed under New Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • ISRO-LPSC Engineers with consolidated salary of INR 25,000 per month
  • Scientist/Engineer 'SC' (Industrial Safety), Chemical Engineering with Grade Pay of INR 5400 and pay band of INR 15600- 39100 with approximate monthly income of INR 34,650
  • Scientist/Engineer 'SC' (Industrial Safety), Mechanical Engineering with Grade Pay of INR 5400 and pay band of INR 15600- 39100 with an approximate monthly income of INR 34,650
  • Scientist/Engineer 'SC' (Chemical) with Grade Pay of INR 5400 and pay band of INR 15600- 39100 with approximate income of INR 34,650 per month

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ISRO Scientist's Job Benefits

As per available information the Indian Space Research Organization has a comprehensive package of benefits in the offing for its employees. Listed below are some of them:

  • Pensions
  • Subsidized Canteen
  • Group Insurance
  • Medical facilities for Employees
  • Medical Facilities for Employee's Family (dependents)
  • Leave Travel Concession
  • Free Transport if the employee is not taking travel allowance
  • Housing Facility if the employee is not taking HRA or Housing Rent Allowance

At times in several of its job posts, ISRO mentions the Travel benefits designed for outstation candidates coming for the interview. For instance, in some cases, the candidates are allowed Bus fare or Second Class Railway fare (both up and down journey) for the shortest route from the candidate's address (that is mentioned on the online application) to the place of interview, whichever is lesser. Thus, whenever you are checking out the online vacancies at ISRO, please take time out to see if any such mention of added benefits has been made in job post or not.

*Both the salaries and benefits are subject to change with time and without prior notice.


Last Updated: 06/12/2014