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 2.5LPA. This increases as one climbs up the career ladder – with a figure of INR 3.0 to 6.0 LPA for software engineer/programmer analysts, INR 4.5 – 10.0 LPA for senior software engineer, INR 6.0 – 13.0 LPA for project lead and INR 8.0 – 19.0 LPA 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. Here are the Highest paid IT jobs in India.  One has to keep oneself constantly updated with the newer skills and emerging technologies so as not to become an obsolete resource.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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 5-7LPA. Here is complete details about  Chartered Accountant Careers and Jobs. With the increase in the number of years and depth of experience the salaries also increase to as high as INR 18-24LPA for those with additional MBA degree in finance.



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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 5-9LPA for Analyst, INR 7-13 LPA for Associate and INR 10-40 LPA 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


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 20-24LPA. 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 LPA.

Here are the Jobs and Careers for Management Professionals.


Oil and Natural Gas Sector:  

At entry level, one can expect a salary of around INR 3.5 to 6 LPA. 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 LPA.

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 6Lakh 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.



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 LPA and as the experience in increases salaries figure also go to as high as INR 12-18 LPA 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.

Here are Job options for SAP Consultants.


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 airhostesses draw somewhere between 4 Lakhs to 6Lakhs INR. Air traffic controllers get 5Lakhs to 6Lakhs INR.

Here are the best Job 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 6-9LPA for fresh National law school graduates and INR 10-15LPA 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..

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.

  • eye guy eye guy

    does a marine biologist earn more than 2,00,000 per month? and i wanna tell u that, job is not only a SOCIAL STATUS. you want to be much conscious when you take a field .it must provide u a acceptable and sufficient salary . nowadays most of the youngsters prefer engineering ,BUT THEY DON’T THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE SCOPE OF the field taken by them . Darwins theory tells u that ”if u want something ;sooner or later it will arise”. the needs of human are infinite. only an engineer can fulfill it . so it is better preferring engineering .

  • Whistle Bird

    its a time of competition , whether you enter in any field especially in engineering , commerce and medical. Approximately 90 % of the Indian population prefer engineering , we all are copycats , just following each other and never look on our potential. engineering and medical fields are highest competitive because jobs are less and applicants are in majority . you may also see MBBS , MBA , M.tech And M.com earning a salary of Rs.10,000. If you think that engineering is the only way to get a good salary , then you are a big foolish , because whether its engineering or medical study , you have to work extreme hard to reach your goal because not everyone can have top position , and always be satisfied in your life and with your job , because the most important for a human is food , shelter and clothes and every human can arrange these 3 things with his salary ( whether higher or lower )

  • Yadnesh

    Can any one tell about Project management in manufacturing sector?

  • rohan

    hiiii ,myself rohan m doing diploma course of 2 years from niit after one year i have choice of software and networking but m confused so can you guide me and which one give me more salary packages? plz help me?

    • manjunath

      i think u should prefer software…..

  • Rakesh Roshan

    I read in B.Com Part-I. I want to be CA. Please guide me.

  • Prajesh Dey

    Where are physicist & Chemists ?

  • Sanjana Tripathi

    Which Govt. jobs have high range of starting salary?

    • $uds

      PSUs – PGCIL, ONGC

  • Alisha

    I hear a lot about cyber law. Is this a right profession in law. Does it pay good?

    • $uds

      Nt nw bt 4 futr it is defntly a cash cow…….

  • jel

    am planning to study Avionics Engg in abroad.. wil that be help full for me.. ?
    please comment guys……..

  • Darshini

    hi,thanks for the information,so sad is: all these careers can be opted by a student through a good teacher and such job is no way payed well till date

  • chakreview

    Guys pls use our forum to ask questions….


  • ajaz

    hi…….i’m ajaz………..i have completed my B.Tech recently as a fresher searching for job plzzzzzz…….. sujjest me

  • Rita Singh

    Hello this is Rita…….I am doing mba n i wanna do some certification course in finance…….so pls… suggest me for which certification course i sud opt for……i hv done BCA so i feel that SAP is beneficial for me…..is it good option pls….suggest me……i need ur guidance…

    • chakreview

      Yes, You can go for SAP with FICO(Financial Accounting and Controlling) Module. This would be good combination. But you need some experience initially. Also try to do from a reputed institute only like SAP labs or Siemens.

      Best of Luck!

  • Evi74

    who is paying 7 to 8 lac per year IT sectoer i never see such type package on fresher levels in INDIA

  • Prathapvellu

    acting only will get high salary in this world

    • Mail2sarmila

      skill,stamina,dedication and obviously outlook  all these are major factor. if these are with u then go for it. all d bst.

  • Vigorousblood97

    m tthinking about bba after 12?is it a good option for 1 lakh income?

    • sharmila

      not certain but u can earn..crack MAT..that will do.

  • Harvinder Singh

    Dear sir i have complet the B.A and I.T.I (automobile)and 2year experiance in skoda and toyota. Sir i am very apset and disturb from our carer . i want big income job in any feld .i do somthing ,plese sir help me becouse my finashly condition very bad.

    • Nareshmce

      chill bro…do diploma in automobile u wil ge god job

      • praveen

        doing diploma also waste of tym u no m diploma in automobile engineering stil no sutable job working in shop now just fr 5000 rs salary

  • om

    I want to be software engineer plz guide me

  • Amshalom2012

    hi, am a physiotherapist. exp 2 years at present looking for a job.

  • Shiji

    i`m planning to do mha.what can be my career opportunity & what can be my maximum salary as a fresher

  • Trayambak Kumar

    is software engineering good in india??

  • Gursimran Kaur

    hello,i m simran.i have done my +2 in non-medical nd recently i have given my bba-1st year xams.i want to become a c.a. i want to know that dat shud i prepare for c.a. after completing m.b.a or after b.b.a. please suggest me by taking into account the fact that i may get high salary 

    • Atul Sharma

      you can do after completing your B.B.A………!!

  • jyoti

    hiii…myself jyoti…………i hav given my bcom.(hons) xams and waitin for the results……..kindly suggest me the jobs giving me high earnings……..

    • Deepak verma

      MBA, CA, CS, ICWA, IT

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rahul-Gogia/1167042560 Rahul Gogia

    hello! i am a b.tech mechanical(tools) 2nd year student. Can you please elaborate and explain the different kinds of highest paying jobs available for mechanical engineers

  • Tridev Mishra

    hey sahil i think you should do m.sc in chemisty and then phd for the same to get high paying jobs

  • Sahil

    iam in class 11th.i want to take chemistry as a subject for my higher studies .can u suggest high paying jobs in chemistry.

  • Ravikumarbudime

    i want to become a model plz guide me…..

  • Sonar Mahesh83

    iam doing bscnt 2nd year at smude,can you plz tell me about networking field about career,salary.iam going to right way .

  • Sumit Sumitbhardwaj

    can you plz suggest the name of those companies which offers sufficiently high package for mba-finance freshers in delhi-ncr . . .

    • Ankit Yadav

      Depends on your college Bro….!!!!

  • Manoranju12

    i  have completed my high school in a well reputed school and waiting for my results.i wanna choose a course which gives me high wages…

    • Ramu

      Go for PCM and try for Civil Engg.

  • Akshat Gaba

    For Software Professionals which stream should i take in class 11th please tell me i have no more time time plezzz help me. 

    • chakreview

      You should go for science stream with PCM ! (Physics, chemistry,Math)

    • Arun

      B-tech IT or B-tech Comp…..max prior

  • Rony

    Hi.. I am BSC graduate and am presently looking after a MIS part of a segment of a company ..  I want to a career in Operations or Coordanation part of a company . Please suggest how can i grow.

  • Snhlng84

    i am a student of 11 Arts. i m worried for my career as people say that there is a very few career option for arts. people says that i should have taken science. i feel that i hav done a big mistake by not taking science..  plz help me.m

    • Dr Rishikumar87

      hey dude dont worry about that…,there are many carriers in arts group itself,for eg.any degrees are allowed for IAS,IPS,IFS,MBA etc….Be confident and do hardwork 2 achieve yiur goal…(Arts group is not a bad grop.I am a science group student & i am also worrying for taking this group.Because I like arts group only….nowadays money or business is very much important for our daytoday life.Being a successful businessman makes us more respectful in the society.All of this can be made more successful by Arts group only.so dont worry be happy..

    • Rahul

       Its not a Mistake taking Arts You still can have a good career options.

    • Abhisek

      If u have a very good grip in arts subject,then opt for the civil services and other UPSC and PSC govt. jobs.Whatever u study, study by heart. Plan for a high qualification by securing good marks & then  u can apply for PHD also. U can also stufy law after 12th & then opt for the judiciary service and be a judge. But remember one thing,whatever u do u should grip the subject very well & secure good marks. Also remember that competition in science stream is very very high and it’s also not easy to survive there.

    • kuldeep

      after 12th u wil have three year for competision xam with doing B.A. …..

    • Ankit Yadav

      Not to worry, prepare for CAT….Clear it & get into a top B-school…..if u have problem with mathematics, u can still choose to do MBA in marketing & HR….But Finance & Marketing is the best option…



    • Kiran

      If u are dedicated and hardworking nature means you can go for Management professionals…!!

    • 99999

      u plz become an IAS officer…..it will pay u a HANDSOME salary…lol lol Handsome:Good looking salary lolzzzzzzz!!!!!

    • ani

      better choose management courses and in that finance is top most paid even i have done mba but hr and thinking that i have optd a wrong one as my salary is too low

    • Sid

      I am a dentist and the situation is very grim..search a lil bit and you will kno dentist are doing bpo jobs…do anything but be a dentist.pass this message to as many people as you can…and bring awareness to the pitfalls of being a dentist….

  • Shivam jain

    i am 11th class student…… confuse that now i should fill the form of ca or not

    • Kanishshah71

      No dnt fill
      Bad me pachtaye ga
      Or abhi to ca ki value bhi kam ho rahi hai yar because of production of lot of c.a.

  • gaurang tyagi

    wow helpful 

  • Karan Parmanik

    which state in India giving a highest package to MBA’s student?

  • sonam

    oil and natural gas sectors provide a package of 10-12 lakhs,apart from the perks,work life balance and excellent lifestyle.

  • Anonymous

    you can check various carer option after 12th here:


  • 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.