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Highest Paid Jobs in India in 2020|Salaries & Growth

Hi guys, today we talk about the highest paid jobs in India. These jobs can also be the highest paid jobs in other countries as well.

Firstly I want to tell you all that the jobs which I am listing here require a lot of hard work and it’s not a piece of cake for everyone.

Just understand this if you want to be paid high then you need to work for it and don’t go for any job or career just by seeing it’s salary. If you really feel you are good in that field or are able to do it then only plan to pursue otherwise it won’t be good.

I will be focusing on the things that you have to do to be able to start your career in these fields.

What’s in it for me?

  1. CEO
  2. Pilot
  3. Surgeon
  4. Lawyer
  5. Investment banker
  6. Engineer
  7. Actor
  8. Fashion industry
  9. Journalist
  10. Chartered Accountant
  11. Business analyst
  12. Software developer
  13. Government jobs
  14. Conclusion with (Some Special Mentions )
  15. FAQs
Highest Paid Jobs in India


ceo one of th ehighest paid jobs in india

You know the CEO of Google or even Microsoft and their salaries?? Then you will know that it is the best job you can ask for.

A company’s CEO (Chief Operating Officer) is the main man in the company.He/she runs the company so the salary is also very high.

There is no specific course to become a CEO you just have to work hard to make a small company big and then your demand will become high.

A CEO takes Salaries in crores and every department of the company comes under him.

He/She is responsible for the rise and fall of any company so his salary is also very high.

He gets some percentage of shares in the company as well and various allowances which makes this job very good.



Commercial pilot or a pilot in Indian Air force is a very high profile job in India.

It is one of the highest-paid jobs in india with a salary around ₹15-17 lakhs per annum.

How to become a Commercial pilot?

The following are the steps to become a pilot:

  1. Firstly in your high school, you should have opted physics and math as your primary subjects.

  2. After completing your 12th you should give an entrance test for BSc in aviation and after an interview and medical examination obtain a student pilot license first.

  3. After completing your course and flying hours (about 250 hours) you can apply for a Commercial Pilot license.

  4. You can also be a pilot by joining the Indian Air Force. You can join the Indian Air force through different ways like after Clearing NDA exam, NCC, SSC, and other ways also.

  5. After clearing the exam there is an interview and other medical tests which you have to pass in this as well.


Surgeon doing surgery

A surgeon is a person who deals with patients’ injuries and repairs it. A lot of specialization is required to become a surgeon. We will talk about the salary first, see the salary is not as such fixed.

A Specialized surgeon with good experience can earn crores monthly, there is no limit.

Starting salary in Government hospitals can be around ₹8-10 lakhs per annum and in private hospitals ₹12-14 lakhs per annum.

To become a surgeon you need to have physics chemistry and biology as your subjects in high school.

After Graduation (MBBS) and 6 months of training, you can apply for M.S. (Master of Surgery)

The duration is about 3 years. You can Choose these famous specialization:

  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery,
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery,
  • Urology,
  • Cardiac surgery,
  • Cosmetic surgery,
  • ENT
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics


One of the highest paid jobs in India. It a saying that lawyer always wants to remain a lawyer because he knows that he is paid very much higher than the judge“.

You have to do simple graduation in any stream with LLB and if you are a government lawyer then starting salary is ₹6 to₹ 7 lakhs per annum and with that, there is extra money of the client that you are having. After having the experience you will be able to get Crores if you want.

The basic thing is that you have to be very efficient at what you are doing.

Investment banker

You have heard this word very often in Hollywood movies or web series but not in India.

Investment banker is a new job in India whose pay scale is very high. Due to many upcoming startups in India investment Bankers are in very much demand.

There is no particular course to become an investment banker, you have to do training in any investment bank in India like Citi bank, Barclays Banks Co. And then after successfully completing all the steps, you will become an investment banker in India whose starting salary will be ₹4-5 lakhs.

It will become one of the highest paid jobs in india in future.



You will be saying that engineering in India are you kidding, but no I am not.

Engineers are very well paid in India if this engineering is done from a very good Institute.

There are various companies whose placement policy is very simple, they just go to the best colleges in India.

You would have seen many advertisements that someone has a package of 1.5 crores someone is having a crore in Microsoft etc. Many other engineers like Aeronautical Engineer and Marine Engineers also do engineering and are having a very good salary.

Seriously saying it is the one of the highest paid jobs in india.

Actors / Entertainment industry

aamir Khan One of the finest actor

We all know Indian film Actors are like the second gods for Indian audience.

They are also paid very high for doing Bollywood films. A good bankable actor takes ₹10-50 crores for a single movie and then for other brand endorsements and appearances he/she takes very high fees.

For a movie director and other technicians like movie editor sound designer etc. The amount paid to them is also very high.

So if you are an artist or you have any craft then the entertainment industry is going to set you financially free.

Fashion Industry

It is the most underrated industry in India. Most of people don’t even know about it.

Fashion models and Fashion designers are making crores even in a single day they have to do the marketing of a certain brand and they are paid really high.

You must have known about Kylie Jenner the youngest billionaire in the world she is related to the fashion industry.

She has a cosmetic brand that is very popular and just through social media, she is ruling the world.

Journalism/Media Industry

We are living in our home in this coronavirus situation and what we are seeing is news and news every time.

The media Spokesperson (news anchors) are providing us the information they are paid in Crores by their respective news channels.

media person( journalist)

Media is very powerful nowadays the news editor or the prime time anchor with other technicians in this industry is making a lot of money, so if you are looking for a career in journalism this is the right time.

It is surely the highest paid jobs in India.

Chartered Accountant

If your interest is banking, finance or accounting then this is a very good career for you.

To become a Chartered account you need to really work hard. The demand for a good CA is always there in the market because India is a developing country with so many new startups and CAs make their work very efficient.

After 12th you have to clear 3 levels ie foundation level, intermediate level, and final level. The total no of exams is around 20 and it is going to take you around 5 years to clear all tests then you will be a Chartered Accountant.

Starting Salary is around ₹40-60 Thousand per month but it can go up to ₹50 lakhs per annum if you work hard.

Business Analyst

The job of a business analyst is very much analyzing the business and telling the clients about how to take their business forward.

You have to be very skillful to be a business analyst, it’s not a piece of cake.

Your English should be fluent, your command should be good on company’s data.

Your management skills should be good and focus should be there in you to become a good business analyst. The salary is as high as you can think of it’s all up to you.

Software developer

Software development image

Softwares are everywhere, because of this internet age, if you ask a child what you want to become in the future he will a software engineer. But it’s not that easy.

It takes a lot of time to study many machine languages like C++, Java, Python etc.

If you have a degree as a computer science engineer then you will have an edge over other. Starting salary is less and if you work hard then you will be paid quite well. There is a very high demand for software developers who are good. So focus on your skill.

The basic salary of a software engineer in Infosys was found to be around ₹5 lakhs per annum in the starting and after 2 -3 years of experience it is going to go upward only.

Government jobs

Government jobs are always lucrative for the Indians. People are doing whatever they can to become a government employee in India due to a very stable life and salary.

IAS officer is the highest-paid officer in India with a starting salary of around ₹60 thousand but with many allowances like the house, fuel, vacation, etc.

Indian Armed forces are also a very good field if you are looking for a good job.

If you want to be a government official you should be very proud of India and very willing to make India a better country otherwise the job will be just a job and nothing more to you.

Also Read: 13 Amazing Career Option After Graduation You can Choose!!

Conclusion (Some special Mentions):

  • Digital Marketing
  • Photography
  • Video Editing
  • Wedding Planning

Note: All these above-mentioned jobs are very good in their own manner.

I am trying to give a brief knowledge about these jobs. If you want to pursue your career in these industries just work hard and don’t look at the pay scale.” Try to be the best version of yourself, everything else will follow.”      


1.Why Indians want a job in abroad, is there less job growth in India?

No,the job growth is not a problem here,but the currency is ₹76 will make one dollar which is a very large difference so, people in India want a job in foreign so that they work the same but earn more.

2.What is the salary of an IAS officer in India?

The starting salary which is given to the IAS officer at the time of training is around ₹60,000 with most other special perks like house allowance and others it is most likely that an IAS officer earns about ₹7-8 lakhs per month after 4-5 years.

3.How to get a job in MNCs in India?

Different MNCs have different criteria but the most probably if you are an MBA from a good college then you will get a good job.

4.What are the jobs in hospitality and tourism department?

There are many like Executive Chef, Front office manager, Sue Chef, and even Tourist Guide earn a lot in good places.

A student, entrepreneur, teacher and most importantly a learner.

Kunal Vats
A student, entrepreneur, teacher and most importantly a learner.

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