These Are The High Paying Careers In India

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Out of all the quotes and words uttered by the wise and elderly, a common saying, ‘Money matters’ is probably one of the truest ever. It is correct, especially, in today’s world. It all stems from wanting to provide a good life to your family and for yourself, being able to live without worry. We all understand the importance of earning well in order to lead a good quality life. Choosing the right career is the first step towards achieving a good life. There are many high paying careers that you can consider pursuing. 

Here is a list of some high paying careers you must know about:

1. Careers in medicine: 

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The medical field is undoubtedly one of the high paying careers not just in India but globally. A number of branches in the field of medicine to this date are the highest paying jobs, globally. Hence, Medicine is a well-respected and noble profession. However, it is not easy. A medical career field demands the utmost focus and dedication. 

  • Anesthesiologist: 

An Anesthesiologist is a doctor who practices Anesthesia. The doctor is assigned before surgery and looks after the demonstration and supply of Anesthesia to the patient by induction of which will put the patient in state of controlled, temporary loss of awareness and sensation. Different anesthetics are used for different parts of the body and in varying degrees. 

Average salary for an Anesthesiologist in India is Rs 967,325 a year

  • Surgeon: 

A physician who treats diseases and physically fixes the injuries and deformities of the patient through medical procedures. A Surgeon can be a specialist in Cardiothoracic, Neuro, Orthodontist, etc or a General surgeon. They use highly advanced technology along with instruments for the procedures. 

The average salary for a General Surgeon in India is Rs 1,116,952 a year

  • Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon:

A surgeon who looks after the oral region of the face is an Oral Surgeon. A Maxillofacial surgeon treats the head, neck, jaw, face i.e the maxillofacial region of the face. They can perform surgeries in hospital or in their specialized clinics in a controlled setting too. Many times, such doctors dabble into both and make a good living.

The average salary for an Oral / Maxillofacial Surgeon in India is Rs 800,000. 

  • Obstetrician / Gynecologist  

A doctor who specializes in looking after the health of a female’s reproductive parts. It also includes obstetrics along with physical wellbeing, pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Menstruation, fertility issues, etc. Along with the above-mentioned problems, a Gynecologist’s consultation is also important before starting Hormone pills, Contraception, or even during planning a family or pregnancy termination. An Obstetrician does the same for a female but during pregnancy and just after birth. 

The average salary for an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) in India is Rs 1,473,953 a year. 

2. Lawyer

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A Lawyer informs clients about their legal rights, duties, laws regarding the issue at hand and helps them through the complicated process. Simply put a Lawyer is someone who guides you throughout the process of your involvement in a legal matter and also helps you out in the same. They also defend your case in front of the council of decision-makers. The client could be a business, a government agency, etc. 

Types of Lawyers are: 

  •  Defamation Lawyer (a.k.a. Libel and Slander Attorney)
  • Business Lawyer (litigation or transactional)
  • Family Lawyer (a.k.a. Domestic Relations Attorney; a.k.a. Divorce Lawyer)
  • Traffic Lawyer
  • Trusts and Estates 
  • Immigration Lawyer
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Real Estate Lawyer
  • Criminal Lawyer

The average salary for a Lawyer is 2- 4 lakh per annum

3. CA:

Chartered Accountancy lies in the field of Finance, Accounting and Commerce. The course lasts for 5 years. It is considered as one of the more difficult courses. A CA provides information about financial records. They guide you in terms of money and its investment.  

The average salary of Chartered Accountants in India ranges from 6-7 lakhs to 30 lakhs.

4. Manager:

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A managerial body in a company or organization looks after the smooth functioning of the technical part and the employees of an organization. Mentioning below some types of managers that are the highest-paid. 

  • IT Manager:

A Bachelor’s education is required for this stream, preferably with a relative major like computer science. The manager should have great analytical and problem-solving skills and should also have advanced information in technology. They plan and co-ordinate computer-related activities in an organization and fulfill the IT needs of an organization.

The average salary for an Information Technology (IT) Manager in India is Rs 1,282,416. 

  • Marketing Manager:

A marketing manager looks after the marketing aspect required in an organization i.e the promotion of a product or service. A marketing manager could be responsible for one –product/service, all of them or a series of them. They usually have a team of juniors who together brainstorm and come up with different ideas on making the product reach the target audiences virtually or otherwise. 

The average salary for a Marketing Manager in India is Rs 705,186.

  • Financial manager:

In an organization, there is a certain set of people who look after the expenditure, profit and basically financial health of the organization. They are the Financial Managers. A financial manager advises the seniors during the decision-making process which is in favor of  the company. They conduct analysis and research before presenting their ideas in front of the company.

The average salary for a Finance Manager in India is Rs 998,052. 

  • Business operations manager:

Also known as Chief Operations Officer (COO), he/she is an executive who leads the initiatives, activities and operations of an organization. They report to the CEO. 

The national average salary for a Business Operations Manager is Rs 14,73,652 in India. 

5. Actuary:

An Actuary is a professional who measures and determines the risks involved in an operation or investment of a company. In actuary science, financial theory and mathematics is used to highlight the risks involved. 

The average salary for an Actuary in India is Rs 977,532.

6. Actor:

This is an everchanging industry in India. An actor is a professional who works in films and shows, fictional or non-fiction, and plays a certain character according to the script given to them. An actor should be not only be expressive, good at speech, but also highly skilled and talented in being able to imbibe and become the character that the script demands. Today, it all depends on relevance and popularity. 

The average salary for an Actor / Actress in India is Rs 1,350,000.

7. Cricket player:

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 Cricket is a sport that is played between two teams with a bat-and-bowl. However,  it is much more than that in India. Cricketers are placed at a very high position in society, even higher than players of national sport of India. Due to this popularity, the salary of a cricketer is very high. 

A player in Grade A gets Rs 1 Crore, Grade B gets Rs 50 lakh and Grade C gets Rs.25 lakh a year.

8. Investment banker:

An organization that helps businesses and government divisions in obtaining capital. They help in allocating the resources and also the management of resources. 

The average salary for an Investment Banker in India is Rs 991,028. 

9. Data scientist:

Data requires analysis and fragmentation. A data analyst studies the data present, and extracts the knowledge by using scientific theories and methods. He/She should be good at Programming, Statistics, Machine learning and have an eye for detail. Discussion with peers is an essential step after a data modeling process is created. 

A mid-level data scientist with 5 to 9 years experience earns Rs 1,004,082 per annum in India

10. Engineering:

Engineering is essentially the manufacturing of machines. The designing, building, maintaining structures are step towards creating a good machine. 

Some of the highest paying Jobs in engineering are:

  • Petroleum engineering (Extraction of Oil and Gas)
  • Software engineering (Building software products)
  • Data engineering (Preparation of ‘big data’ to be studied by Data Scientists)

The national average salary for an Engineer is Rs 4,90,964 in India.

11. Pilot:

Pilots fly and navigate airplanes, flights, helicopters, etc. Being a pilot for a regional Airline requires lesser qualification than if one aspires to be Captain someday. Regional pilots may also take 4-6 flights in a day whilst some may take long-haul flights. Bachelor’s degree in aircraft operations, aviation, aeronautical engineering, or a related field is required. 

The national average salary for a Pilot is Rs 14,66,227 in India.

If you yet haven’t decided on a career, think and choose wisely, because these high paying careers will definitely earn you a secured life. 


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