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.

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

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.

 Also Read Career Options in Airline Industry

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.

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

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.

 Also Checkout:

Highest Paying Industries in India 

Highest Paying Govt. Jobs in India 

Highest Paying Bank Jobs in India

Highest Paying Jobs in Arts 

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  • Tridev Mishra

    hey sahil i think you should do 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 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…!!

    • Neha Singh

      Hi this is
      neha i want know about it

    • 99999

      u plz become an IAS officer… 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 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…

  • 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.