Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in India

We often read news about people getting high package jobs in lacks and crores from different esteemed companies. Have you ever thought what makes them eligible for this and what are those jobs which have high pay scales.  The qualification, knowledge, Institute and the attitude of the candidate are the things that get a high paying job. There are various companies and government organizations that pay top most salary to deserving people. A lucrative job is expected by each and every individual.

So lets see what are the Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in India:

1.) 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.

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2.)  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.

Career in investment banking


3.)  IT & Software Engineers:    

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.

Highest paid IT jobs in India.


 4.) 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.

5.) 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..

6.) 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.

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7.) 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.

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8.) 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..

9.) 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.

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10.) 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.

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Highest Paying Industries in India 

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  • Rakesh Roshan

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

  • Prajesh Dey

    Where are physicist & Chemists ?

    • jiwan

      Physicist and chemists are here only.but only thing we have to become.

  • 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

    • Ana Rox

      what about an IAS officer???? but it is toooooo difficult…. the exams are extremely very tough so you have to study not like normal person…. it should be something in a very different way…. anyways choice is yours 🙂 GOOD LUCK bro… <3

  • 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… 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.

    • viki

      BUT STRUGGE is more

    • Ana Rox

      acting is just awesome… listen… if you have a dream to become rich… then you must go for acting or whatever you want!!!! but ya appearance also matters a lot…. if you have brilliant features then go through it… and if not then unfortunately you have to do those surgeries…. anyways….. u take your time and think properly !
      GIOOD LUCK 🙂
      my best wishes are with you….
      hope u will have a bright future one day! 😉
      bye!!! <3

  • 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.

    • viki

      1 lakh p.a not p.m

  • 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

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