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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in India

Curious to know about highest paid professions!  The qualification, aspiration and the intent of the student is basically to get a job that pays him. There are various companies and government organizations that pay the top most salary to deserving people. A lucrative job is expected by each and every individual. Well here we bring you the top 10 highest paying jobs in the industry:

IT & Software Professionals:    

For a trainee software engineer who is a fresh college pass out the salary falls somewhere between INR 1.5 to 2.5 Lakhs per Annum. This increases as one climbs up the career ladder – with a figure of INR 3.0 to 6.0 Lakhs per Annum for software engineer/programmer analysts, INR 4.5 – 10.0 Lakhs per Annum for senior software engineer, INR 6.0 – 13.0 Lakhs per Annum for project lead and INR 8.0 – 19.0 Lakhs per Annum for program manager. In addition to the high salaries, there is lot of international assignments which requires travel to different countries for the talented ones. One has to keep oneself constantly updated with the newer skills and emerging technologies so as not to become an obsolete resource.






Here are the Highest paid IT jobs in India.

Investment Bankers:

The career of an investment banker generally follows a standard path with five levels including Analyst, Associate, Vice President, Director and Managing Director. Salaries for the different levels look something like this – INR 5-9 Lakhs per Annum for Analyst, INR 7-13 Lakhs per Annum for Associate and INR 10-40 Lakhs per Annum for Vice President. The popular employers are Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Globeop Financial Services Ltd and HSBC.

Here is the complete detail about a  Career in investment banking

Chartered Accountants:   

 Based on the personal strengths and aspirations one can choose from the numerous opportunities available for a fresh CA. A chartered accountant can work in different areas of financial accounting, tax management, auditing, cost accounting, banking and consultancy. They have to be the certified members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). E&Y, Deloitte, PWC and ICICI Bank are some of the good pay masters for CA jobs in India. A fresh CA can earn anything between INR 5-7 Lakhs per Annum. With the increase in the number of years and depth of experience the salaries also increase to as high as INR 18-24 Lakhs per Annum for those with additional MBA degree in finance.

 Here is complete details about  Chartered Accountant Careers and Jobs.

MBAs (Management Professionals):

Though there are large number of small time b-schools offering degrees in management but those coming from premier institutes such as IIMs, IITs, XLRI, FMS, IIFT and Symbiosis earn higher salaries, enjoy more significant jobs roles and fast-track career paths. Generally they start their career as Management Trainee and undergo 6 months-1 year of extensive training. Most of the big companies

have well-structured training programs for the new recruits to groom them into future leadership positions. The pre-placement offers are made on the campus with pay packages as high as INR 20-24 Lakhs per Annum. Financial services and management consulting firms are the top recruiters for the talent. The lowest salary packages are also to the tune of INR 7-9 Lakhs per Annum.

Here are the Jobs and Careers for Management Professionals.

 

 Oil and Natural Gas Sector Professionals:  

At entry level, one can expect a salary of around INR 3.5 to 6 Lakhs per Annum. In India, there is lot of jobs in PSUs such as ONGC, IOCL and Bharat Petroleum for those looking at job security.  PSUs offer salaries as per Sixth Pay commission with additional perks and benefits. The salaries are sky high in private sector with top employers such as British Gas, Reliance Energy, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Shell. Those with 5-6 years of experience and graduating from premier institutions with high degrees earn as high as INR 15-20 Lakhs per Annum.




Also Read  Careers in Oil and Natural Gas sector..

Medical Professionals:                

These professionals like doctors have perennial demand. Moreover, specialization in specific fields can give them unexpected return. Doctors can earn from private practice, standalone surgeries and more.It is known to all that an able surgeon is in constant demand and he gets his fees irrespective of his employment with other agencies. Even dentists get money which was not available to them three decades back.The minimum salary, if employed can be estimated to be around Rs.4.5Lakh to 6 Lakh per year and for a specialized surgeon it could be double.  However among Medical professionals, general and thoracic surgeons, psychiatrists and gynecologists earn highest.

Here is the list of careers in medical field and career options is science after 12th.

Aviation Professionals:  

The commercial airline sector has seen a boost in the recent past. There is a constant demand for qualified pilots, ground staff, stewards, air hostesses, etc. Average salaries for both jumbo pilots and regular pilots (in cargo or passenger airlines) range between 7 Lakhs to 9.5Lakhs INR. Airline stewards and air-hostesses draw somewhere between 4 Lakhs to 6Lakhs INR. Air traffic controllers get 5Lakhs to 6Lakhs INR  Lakhs per Annum.

 Also Read Career Options in Airline Industry

Modeling & Acting :

  Depending on the role, a new comer gets anything between INR 2,000 – 10,000 per episode and a more experienced actor can earn INR 10,000-2, 00, 000 per episode in TV shows. A debutante in film industry can get somewhere between INR 5-50 lacs as per the role and film budget. Modeling assignments vary from fashion shows, print ads for magazines, TV commercials and billboard advertisements. A fresher can charge anything between INR 5, 000 to 10, 000 and a well-established model gets INR 25, 000 to 50, 000 per assignment or even more. Some of the successful actors in Tamil and Hindi film industry get paid in crores.

Also Read about career options  in modeling..

Law professionals:

Salaries for law professionals vary broadly as per their employer and track record. Generally in public sector the salaries as per the government norms while those working with private law firms gets hefty amounts – INR 6-9 Lakhs per Annum for fresh National law school graduates and INR 10-15 Lakhs per Annum for those with 4-6 years of experience. Those who choose to work privately as advocate or consultant earn based on the number of clients and complexity of cases received.  AZB & Partners, Luthra & Luthra and Amarchand Mangaldas are prominent law firms in India. Those interested in Corporate Law can work in the legal departments of various MNCs which also pay good salaries.

Here is the list of best career options in Law..

Business Consultants:

    The job of a consultant entails understanding the client requirements, research clients’ industry; locate data points to support the business case, perform competitor and industry benchmark analysis, documentation, recommendations and preparing business presentations for the client. Generally the career path of a consultant moves from analysts, consultant, senior consultant, manager/project lead, partner and vice president/director. Salaries for those with less than 1 year of experience is INR 4.0 – 6.0 Lakhs per Annum and as the experience in increases salaries figure also go to as high as INR 12-18 Lakhs per Annum for those with 5-7 years of experience. Life insurance/disability, paid sick leave, relocation expenses, global exposure and free health club membership are additional perks offered by the top consulting firms in India to its employees. McKinsey, Accenture, BCG, KPMG are the employers of choice in management consulting field.

Apart from all these professions we have politicians, sportsmen, actors and persons in the media fields, whose earnings may be periodical but very high. However, this compensation package depends on different regions of India and its cost of living.To be precise topnotch jobs and money paid depends on the organization and necessity of the individual.

Also Here are Highest Paying Govt. Jobs in India





  • Aaryanjain

    i am a 12th non-med student

    i am confused about which career i have to choose 
    so plzz help me out..

  • Yogesh

    This list is quite helpful for career orientation and proper guidance…

  • http://twitter.com/mhagens Matt Hagens

    This is a good list for highest paying jobs in the US too

    • Ramarajcrpt

      it will be help for to choose the carrier, at the time of studying.

    • Rajiv Mittal

      what you think about designing sector in Mechanical engg
      with use of softwares like( Pro-e ,catia ,solidworks unigraphics)
      ——-
      i am mech engg ,is it good for me if i go in this line

  • Kumbharabhishek19

    thank you for such a great guidance :)

  • Padmaja

    this is a wonderful compilation of the various high paying jobs. thanks for a wonderful article.