Railway Station Master Salary (In Hand, Gross), Work Profile, Career 2022

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : November 28th, 2021

This article is regarding job profile, in-hand salary, salary slip, and career growth of Railways Station Master which is one of the most sought after posts offered through RRB NTPC Exam.
Indian Railways was founded on 6th May 1836and it is the largest employer in India and the 8th biggest employer in the world with approximately 1.254 million as of March 2020. Indian Railway is often given credit to connect the whole nation. All the recruitments in Indian Railways are conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) & Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) through various exams. Every year, RRB comes up with a large number of vacancies and provides a golden opportunity to aspirants seeking to work under such a big firm. Assistant Station Master (ASM) now Station Master (SM) is such an echelon in Indian Railways through which aspirant can start their bright career & can lead a good life ahead.

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In this article, you'll get to know RRB station master in-hand salary, salary slip, and work profile. Let's first start with the job profile.

RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Important Dates

RRB NTPC CBT-2 is all set to conduct from 6th to 9th May 2022 for Level Pay 4 & 6. The total vacancies of RRB NTPC are revised from 35,208 to 35,281 out of which the total vacancies of Station Master for 2022 are 6865. The below table shows the important dates of RRB NTPC 2022.

Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) - Online Application 1-3-2019
Para-Medical Staff - Online Application4-3-2019
Ministerial And Isolated Categories - Online Application8-3-2019
Level-1 Posts - Online Application  12-3-2019
  Apply Online - Last Date31-3-2019
Closing Date & Time for Payment of Application Fee

4-4-2019 (23.59 hrs)

Final submission of Applications12-4-2019 (23.59 hrs)
Applications Status21-9-2020 to 31-9-2020
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 1- Stage I28-12-2020, to 13-1-2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 2- Stage I16-01-2021 to 30-1-2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 3- Stage I31-1-2021 to 12-2-2021
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 4- Stage I 15, 16, 17, 27 February and 01, 02, 03 March 2021.
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 5- Stage I 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 27 March 2021.
RRB NTPC Exam Date Phase 6- Stage I1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 April 2021
RRB NTPC 7th Phase Exam Date 2021 23, 34, 26, 31 July2021
RRB NTPC CBT 1 Result 202130th March 2022
RRB NTPC CBT 2 Exam Date (Stage II)Pay Level 6- 09th & 10th May 2022

Railways Station Master Work Profile

Duty Ambience of Station Master in Indian Railway

ASM (Assistant Station Master) has now changed to SM(Station Master) is considered a good echelon under Indian Railways. Generally, each station has four Station Masters & who work in shifts. The primary job is to take care of train movements across his/her station, punctually and without any extra detention. The job of Station Master seems quite easy, routine and non-hectic to many people, but it takes ceaseless efforts and brain exercise in making any train journey comfortable, safe and fast. It’s the Station Master who ensures the smooth running of trains and takes responsibility for the safety of passengers and staff too.

In case of any medical emergencies, Station Master's responsibility is to look over it and provide proper medical care with the coordination of medical officers as soon as possible. Apart from these, an SM also has to coordinate with the station manager and issue a caution order to every train that halts at the station. Sometimes, in small stations, Station Masters are also being assigned with commercial jobs like ticket/parcel bookings, reservations etc. A Station Master also plays the role of manager at his/her station and takes care of rescue operations in case of any exigencies.

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Railway Station Master Salary (In Hand & Gross)

Here are the complete details of the Station Master's salary after the execution of the 7th Pay Commission.


*DA: 4,248(12%)

*TPA: 1800

*DA TPA: 90


*X Class City: 8496(24%)

*Y Class City: 5664(16%)

*Z Class City: 2832(8%)

GROSS SALARY of Station Master in Indian Railway:

*X Class City: 50,255

*Y Class City: 47,424

*Z Class City: 44,592

DEDUCTION in Salary of Station Master in Indian Railway:

*NPS 10% of (3): 3,717

*CGHIS: 30

*Professional Tax: 250

*Total Deduction: 3997

In-Hand SALARY of Station Master in Indian Railway:

*X Class City: 46,260

*Y Class City: 43,320

*Z Class City: 40,580

ALLOWANCES paid to Station Master in Indian Railway:

Here are the complete details of allowances that Indian Railways Station Masters get along with their salaries:

*Night duty allowance of Rs 2700 per month.

*Overtime Allowance(OTA).

*Travelling Allowances and others.

Railway Station Master Salary Slip


Railways Station Master Career/ Promotional Aspects

In Indian Railways, promotions are based on vacancies which makes it very untimely. There is no hard and fast rule for being promoted. However, if an employee is not being promoted for more than 10 years, Railways advances the grade pay of that employee with arrears up to the current day. But we cannot say that there are no promotions, late or early but promotions are for sure. Here are further details regarding the promotional aspects of Station Master(SM):

  1. The very first echelon a Station Master gets after being promoted is Station Superintendent (SS).
  2. Secondly, SS to Assistant Operations Manager (AOM).
  3. And lastly, AOM (Assistant Operations Manager) to Divisional Operation Manager (DOM).

PERKS of Station Master in Indian Railway

A Station Master working under the biggest employer of India i.e Indian Railways and get many perks in regard to their services. Some perks which a Station Master gets are discussed below:

  • Compensation on lieu holidays.
  • A travelling card issued by Indian Railways provides free travelling all over India in 3AC to the employee and his family members.
  • Daily allowance along with mileage allowance for a local journey beyond 8 km.
  • Special allowance for child care for women with disabilities and educational allowances.
  • Female candidates get privilege during posting. Female candidates are mostly posted in city areas.
  • Special Compensatory Allowances (Tribal/Schedule area).

CONS of Station Master in Indian Railway

Indian Railway provides a bucket full of benefits to their employees as various allowances and perks but we cannot deny the fact that there are still some headaches and things which can slew the minds of the employees, especially Station Master as they have to work according to the circumstances. In case of exigencies, they have to work as a manager, sometimes they have to do commercial jobs which can be a headache for a Station Master. Following are some common cons of a station master profile:

  • The very first point can be about the area of posting. Sometimes being posted in a very remote area can be difficult to tackle as there are minimal facilities available.
  • Secondly, the inappropriate division of workload. A Station Master handling 10 trains per day and another handling 100 trains per day get the same salary.
  • In small stations, a Station Master has to be multitasking and he has to do various jobs like ticket/parcel bookings, and dealing with reservation problems.
  • Thirdly, in case of any delay in the train's schedule, it’s the station master who has to answer the queries of passengers and sometimes he has to go through the harsh words in case of long delays.
  • The station master is responsible and answerable to the authority in case of accidents/mistakes.

Here we end up our article on Railways Station Master Salary, Job Profile & Career Prospects. If you have any queries buzzing in your mind, please feel free to write it in the comments section below.

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  • The in hand salary of Station Master is nearly 41,000 INR.

  • The education qualification required for Station Master is Graduation in any field from a recognized University.

  • The next level of promotion for Station Master is Station Superintendent.

  • The basic pay of Station Master is 35,400 INR.

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