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Highest Salary Jobs in India – An Overview


With the recent alarming rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation to 5.59% in the country, this may be an interesting time to find out the highest salary jobs in India.

Wondering which ones?

Trying to figure out what career choice will ensure future-proof skills that will help you land these highest salary jobs in a changing world of work?

We all go through school and college to achieve the dreams of our life, to earn & satisfy all our material needs. At the same time, our careers & occupations must also leave us with extra disposable savings so that after retirement, we can enjoy the remaining years without worrying about financial security.

Through this article, we will try to explore some of the top highest salary jobs in India.

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List of highest paid salary jobs in India

CareerQualificationPer Month Salary
Commercial PilotClass 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 200 hours of flying + 40 hours of simulator training; CPL by DGCA or BE/B.Tech Aviation/ Aeronautics; 200 hours of flying + 40 hours of simulator training; CPL by DGCARs. 1 lac – 1.5 lacs
Medical Professionals (after MD, salary varies with specialty)Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology – Entrance exam – MBBS – MD/M. Sc in Medicine – Ph.D.Rs. 1 lac – 2 lacs
Machine Learning ExpertsClass 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics – UG in Data Science: Machine Learning – PGRs. 70,000 – Rs. 1.5 lacs
Chartered AccountantsClass 12th with any subjects – register yourself with the ICAI and clear 3 stages of CA (CPT, IPCC, Final)Rs. 80,000 – 3 lacs
Merchant Navy OfficerClass 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics – B.Sc. Nautical Science/ BE/ B.Tech. Marine Engineering; Entrance Exam- IMU CETRs. 1.5 lac – 2.5 lacs
Investment BankerClass 12th with any subjects – MBA Finance/ Financial Management/ Finance & Accounting/ CFA certificationRs. 90,000 – 2 lacs
Business AnalystClass 12th with Maths/ Statistics/ Economics/ Computer Sciences – PG/ Certification in Business Analytics/ Data AnalyticsRs. 70,000 – 1 lac
Corporate LawyerClass 12th with any subjects – 5-year BA LLB/3-year LLB with specialization in Corporate Law – Bar Council of India licenseRs. 75,000 – 2 lacs
Blockchain DeveloperClass 12th in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics – B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Information Technology – coding experience in popular languages such as Java, JavaScipt, C#, C++, and Python.Rs. 75,000 – 1.5 lacs
Full-Stack Software DevelopersClass 12th with Computers – B. Tech in Computer Science or Soft Engg. / BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications)/ B. Tech in Information technology – Programming Language such as C++, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, etc.Rs 80,000 to 1.4 lacs

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Top 25 highest salary jobs in the world

The following is not a sequential list. It’s just a mix.

  1. Anaesthesiologist / Nurse Anesthetists
  2. Neurosurgeons
  3. Psychiatrists/ Mental Health Experts
  4. Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
  5. Pharmaceutical Scientists / Drugs Research Scientists
  6. Pharmacists
  7. Software Engineers / Computer & Information Research Scientists
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Judges / Lawyers
  10. Financial Analyst / Actuaries / Financial Mathematician
  11. Information Security Analyst
  12. Translators or Interpreters/ Linguists
  13. Commercial Pilots, Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers  
  14. Sports Medicine Physicians
  15. Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineer
  16. Data Analysts/Data Scientists/Database Administrators
  17. Investment Bankers
  18. Radiologist
  19. Financial Advisors
  20. Air Traffic Controllers
  21. Statisticians
  22. Management Analysts
  23. Sociologists, Social Scientists and Related Workers
  24. Dentists
  25. Petroleum Engineers

Which engineering job pays the highest salary?

These are expected entry-level median salaries in India. Figures are indicative only. Obviously, if you are graduating from a premier institute, you may get even higher in some cases depending on your competencies and the recruiting company.

  1. Computer Science engineering – Rs.  2.4 lakh to 10 lakhs
  2. Mechanical engineering – Rs. 1.8 lakhs to 5 lakhs
  3. Civil engineering – Rs. 3 lakhs to 5 lakhs
  4. Electronic and Communication engineering – Rs. 1.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs
  5. Electrical engineering – Rs. 1.8 lakhs to 4.5 lakhs
  6. Petroleum engineering – Rs. 3 lakhs to 7 lakhs
  7. Industrial engineering – Rs. 3 lakhs to 4 lakhs
  8. Automobile engineering – Rs. 3 lakhs to 6 lakhs
  9. Textile engineering – Rs. 1.5 lakhs to 3 lakhs
  10. Agricultural engineering – Rs. 2.5 lakhs to 4.5 lakhs
  11. Metallurgical engineering – Rs. 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs
  12. Aerospace engineering – Rs. 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs

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What are the highest salary jobs for commerce students?


What is the highest salary of an MBA graduate in India?

MBA graduates are in high demand in various sectors. They are preferred because of the specific managerial & strategic skills that they develop throughout an MBA program.

MBA graduates in India are offered the top-notch salaries and the best lucrative jobs but this all mainly depends on their field of expertise, experience, and qualifications.

Following are some of the roles offered to MBA graduates along with the expected per annum salary:

Final Thoughts

We know that job markets are constantly changing but it is always important to know which fields are in demand and can help you get a high salary. Through this article, we have covered some of the highest paid jobs in India and in the world.

If you still have some doubts, we are just a call away. You can talk to our industry experts. iDreamCareer is always ready to help young minds like you from 9th class, 10th classclass 11, class 12 with an aim to select their most-suited career choices.

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