While it’s a given that CEOs, Managing Directors and Top Executives bring in glorious amounts of cash (and years of experience), you don’t always have to be a head honcho to get the cash flowing for yourself. A focused work ethic and a couple of years of smart savings should do the trick for you. Here we have 5 of the highest paying careers in the world, which may help you live life at its luxurious best –
A career in medicine is probably the best paying there is. Right from anesthesiologists, to well-experienced doctors, the monetary benefits of this profession are unmatched anywhere else. Depending on the qualification, number of years of experience, and specialisation, doctors can earn anywhere from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh per month. Freshers in this field are one of the highest paid ones, with a salary of upto Rs. 50,000 per month. However, you must be prepared to have hardly any days off, constant studying, and jam-packed weekends in exchange!
Social Media Influencers
A career in social media has only made its way very recently, along with other niches of ‘influencers’ such as blogging and YouTubing. If you have a strong following on your social media accounts or have an active internet presence, then you’re qualified to be an ‘influencer’. The way this works is that brands approach these influencers and have them try out their products and post about it. These influencers are then paid per post. These posts can either be a blog, a video or a simple photo with your thoughts in the caption. Influencers with huge international recognition earn millions. Users with above 100,000 followers on popular photo-sharing site Instagram can earn up to an estimated Rs. 5 lakh per post.
Financial advisors discuss with and counsel clients on the finances. This includes budgeting, investments, insurance, retirement plans, etc. A few decades ago, financial advisors didn’t even exist but today they’re more of a necessity. Although there is a lot of information available on the internet with regards to financial planning, having a personal advisor will ensure that things are smooth sailing for your finances. A financial advisor comes from a background in finances, which means that they most probably are stockbrokers and investment bankers turned financial advisors. Given the increased demand and a reported 14 % growth rate by 2026, a financial advisor can earn upto Rs. 20 lakh annually.
A lawyer’s salary will depend on his place of work, i.e law firms or corporate houses. Although you might be off to a slow start (monetarily), you’re certainly going to pick up speed as you gain your experience. In metro cities, lawyers can earn anywhere from Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs per annum. Litigation Lawyers manage to rake in some hefty cash, with an estimate of upto Rs. 10 lakhs per hour. Top Advocates get billed per hearing – somewhere between Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs.
Probably the most glamorous of careers, Airline pilots seem to enjoy the most exquisite of perks – travel to multiple cities in a matter of a month, regal hotel stays, sharp attire and of course, a pay that is the cherry on the cake. Cadet Pilots start off with Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1 lakh per month. Senior First officers enjoy a monthly income of Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh, and Captains make an approximate of Rs.8 lakh per month. Be warned though, this life doesn’t come without years of studying and hardwork, and months of waiting for recruitment.