SSC CHSL Salary Structure and Promotion Avenues

SSC CHSL Salary Structure and Promotion Avenues – Welcome back all you aspirants to the most explanatory place. When you are preparing for the government exams, then SSC is the first name that comes into everyone’s mind. SSC CHSL can help you to land your first government job just after 10+2. If you are the one who has been preparing for the SSC CHSL exam but do not have the clear idea about the salary structure and promotion opportunities afterward, then you will get every information on this page.


Staff Selection Commission carries out the Combined Higher Second Level (CHSL) exam every year to recruit the personnel at various posts like Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant(PA/SA), Data Entry Operators(DEO), Lower Division Clerk(LDC) and Court Clerk.


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SSC CHSL Salary Structure

SSC CHSL recruits for four posts i.e. PA/SA, LDC, DEO, and Court Clerk. The basic salary pay band for all the four posts is same i.e. 5200-20200 before any extras are added to it. There are various factors which are added to this basic salary and the gross salary is calculated.


SSC CHSL in hand salary:

Lower Division Clerk – 18, 777 – 22, 711 rupees

Data Entry Operator – 25, 165 – 31, 045 rupees

Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistant – 25, 165 – 31, 045 rupees

Court Clerk – 18, 777 – 22, 711 rupees

But the moment it comes to grade pay, it defines the difference between a good post and a better post.

Grade pay is basically the amount which is pre-set according to the category of the people to adjust the house rental allowances and cost of living on a monthly basis. So, Grade Pay plays an important role in calculating the gross salary and In-hand salary.


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SSC CHSL salary after the 7th Pay Commission:

SSC CHSL salary for all the posts has been modified by the SSC according to the 7th pay commission in the year of 2017. The salary structure of SSC CHSL after the 7th pay commission implementation is given below:

There is a complex calculation to get the gross salary which has been mentioned below after adding all the factors.


Post Name
Pay Band
Grade Pay
Gross Salary


PB -1 (5200-20200)
22,392 is for city Z and 26,026 for city X
PB -1 (5200-20200)
29,340 is for city Z and 35,220 for city X
Court Clerk
PB -1 (5200-20200)
22,392 is for city Z and 26,026 for city X
PB -1 (5200-20200)
29,340 is for city Z and 35,220 for city X


The range is mentioned here which is due to the difference in House Rent Allowances (HRA) of various cities X, Y, and Z. Due to which, candidates posted in different cities get different salaries. Here, X, Y, and Z are the cities categorized by SSC to decide the HRA and calculate the salary. Cities X are usually metro cities or Tier-I cities. Following are the name of cities under various categories:-

X Cities:

Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Chennai.

Y Cities:

Kanpur, Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Surat, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada,  Kochi, Coimbatore, Madurai, Warangal, Trivandrum, Rajkot, Vadodara, Ludhiana, Agra, Meerut, Nasik, Faridabad, Varanasi, Jabalpur, Jamshedpur, Allahabad, Amritsar, Indore, Gorakhpur, Hubli, Dharwad, Bhavnagar, Raipur, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Guntur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Amravati, Aurangabad, Srinagar, Bhilai, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Nellore, Solapur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Chandigarh, Patiala, Jodhpur, Tiruchirappalli, Pondicherry, Salem, Asansol.

Z Cities:

All cities except those mentioned above


SSC CHSL Promotion Avenues:

You will be promoted in a certain period of time in each of the posts. Let us see what the promotional structure is for each of the posts

Lower Division Clerk (LDC):

Among all the posts, LDC is the lowest one but it comes with ample of promotion opportunities. It steps toward the UDC (upper division clerk), Division Clerk and Assistant Section Officer one by one.

This will require at least 5 years of experience at each level of the cadre. It means after having the 5 years of experience at LDC, you will be promoted to the UDC post and after 5 years of experience at UDC, you will become division clerk and after that, you will become assistant section officer.

Data Entry Operator (DEO):

Here promotion depends on your experience as well as on skills or on factors like departmental and category promotions. DEO salary is quite well and career is very luminous. DEO will get the promotion on various post scales like:

1. Console Operator

2. Senior Console Operator

3. Data Processor

4. Senior Data Processor

5. Data Managers

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant:

It is one of the most standard positions among all SSC CHSL posts. There are various departments available in which PA/SA can be posted few of them are- Army postal service, Foreign Post office, Circle and Regional Offices, Post Offices, Railway Mail Services, and Postal Stores depot etc. PA/SA salary is already impressive and the promotional ladder structure adds more charm to it. The promotions to various posts are as mentioned below:

1. Lower Selection Grade (LSG) / Supervisor

2. Higher Selection Grade (HSG) I / Senior Supervisor

3. Higher Selection Grade (HSG) II / Chief Supervisor

Court Clerk:

People who get promoted in this category get there place in High Courts or Central Administrative Tribunal, National Green Tribunal, Supreme Court or Debt Recovery Tribunal. They get promoted to the following posts:-

1. Assistant Clerk

2. Bench Clerk

3. Head Clerk

Promotion depends on their skills, experience and they could be promoted to a personal assistant or senior personal assistant and senior court clerk.

I hope this article helped you understand about the salary structure and promotion avenues of SSC CHSL.