Top Highest Paying Jobs In India In 2019

By Malavikka S

Are you looking for the best paying jobs to choose your career path? Here are the top highest paying jobs in India for you to make your career choice. The good news is that these jobs are available for people from all streams - arts, science, commerce and vocational. There is something for everyone, you just need to keep your eyes open for opportunities. Read on to find them.


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List of Best Paying Jobs

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Software Engineer
  • App Developer
  • Pilot
  • Doctor
  • Cricket Player
  • Actor
  • Fashion Designer
  • Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Lawyer
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Engineer

1. Chartered Accountant

Salary: The average earning of a CA in India is INR 348,180 to INR 1,915,971 per year.

In India, if you choose the commerce stream during your higher secondary education, then the top best career option is to become a chartered accountant. This comes at the luxury of being an employer or an entrepreneur, both these positions pay you very well.

Top Highest Paying Jobs In India In 2019

2. Software Engineer

Salary: INR 204,653 to INR 998,269 per annum.

The role of a software engineer is to apply software engineering principles to design, development, maintenance, testing and evaluation of the software in a computer or other devices. Majorly, they are involved in coding and programming. Bachelor of Engineering in IT or computer science can help you become a software engineer. Initial salary could get you started with even INR 20000 per month but as you learn practical skills, you will progress.

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3. App Developer

Salary: INR 244,092 to INR 1,270,564 per year

Apps refers to software applications used either on computers or mobiles. Since mobile apps are quite popular these days, the scope of an android or iOS developer is great in terms of job openings and career growth. While software engineers are involved in various generic software roles, app developers focus exclusively on applications. An engineering degree combined with a specialisation certificate in app development can fetch you a sure-shot job as an app developer.

4. Pilot

Salary: INR 1.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs per month

A pilot is a person who controls the directions of an aircraft or a helicopter. Unlike other drivers, becoming a pilot involves a lot of cognisance and physical fitness. There are three stages of pilot licenses that you need to obtain in order to become one and grow in your career - Student Pilot License (SPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) and Commercial Pilot License (CPL).

5. Doctor

Salary: INR 902,800 per year is the average salary of doctors in India.

We all know that doctor is a person who treats patients for illnesses. Doctors can practise either general medicine or pursue a specialisation. The basic qualification required to become a doctor is MBBS and in order to become a specialist doctor, one must pursue a postgraduate degree in the relevant specialisation.

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6. Cricket Player

Salary: INR 50 lakhs to INR 2 crores per year

A cricket player in India is next to a movie star. Unlike olden days when there were only test matches and then the World Cup, now, a plethora of matches have popped up, the most popular amongst them being the Indian Premium League. Cricketers are auctioned and bought to play in different states based on their skills and performance records. IPL is also perceived as a place that involves big bucks. In order to become an Indian cricketer, you must have a record of state and national-level victories in cricket and then apply to become an part of the India Cricket Team.

7. Actor

Salary: INR 12 crores to INR 17 crores per year (The salary estimate is for established actors. You might start with a few lakh pay cheque intially and then when you mark your name in the industry, you will earn a similar amount as mentioned.)

Acting is no more an industry that is easy to get into, given the ample number of people who are into acting and filmmaking. If you want to become an actor with no influence, it is better to take up an acting course in one of the renowned institutes that offer a diploma or degree for the same and then get connected with the industry professionals to make it in the straight path.

8. Fashion Designer

Salary: INR 176,445 to INR 964,228 per year

Everybody loves clothes and getting the craze to buy apparels with the latest fashion never dies. Designing clothes according to the season and the current trend is what makes a successful fashion designer. Fashion designing courses are available in diploma, bachelor's and MBA. Depending on the requirement, you could take up a relevant course.

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9. Manager

Salary:INR 300,314 to INR 1,570,973 per year

Managerial positions are usually in the top in the hierarchy of a company. A manager also includes a variety of streams from HR to business. Whichever stream one is in, the role of a manager is to manage the operations and people in a company. A postgraduate degree like MBA can help you become a manager.

10. Investment Banker

Salary: INR 501,808 to INR 902,800 per year

The main role of an investment banker is to act as an intermediary between the corporation and the public by public offerings. They handle stocks in a company and help in selling equities. A degree in commerce or accounts can help you become an investment banker.

11. Lawyer

Salary: INR 60000 to INR 720000 per year

Being a lawyer is a profession that could fetch you returns as per your efforts. Although there is an average salary that people earn, based on your popularity and experience, you may demand your fee from clients. In order to become a lawyer, you must acquire BA and LLB degrees that are usually offered together.

12. Business Analyst

Salary: INR 270,643 to INR 1,198,925 per year

The role of a business analyst is to get the requirements of the company, plan, organise and translate them so as to have a back-up for contingency. The requirements of a company includes project requirements, technical tools and budgets. In order to become a business analyst, a basic degree in the relevant field along with MBA is required.

13. Data Engineer For Deep Learning

Salary: INR 874,691 to INR 60,000,00 per year

While artificial intelligence has been hyped over the last decade, dividing it further to understand the nuance, deep learning refers to neural science, that is, using brain simulations to make algorithms much better and easier to use. A data engineer in deep learning helps in gathering the data required to make these algorithms.

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