Careers offering highest remuneration in India

The Indian economy has blessed fresh graduates with an unprecedented number of career fields and skyrocketing remuneration packages. This opens up more opportunities for youngsters to pursue their dreams while making big bucks in the process. Determination, qualification and research are now closer to ensuring success than ever before.

Some estimates of remuneration levels in various lucrative career fields:
(Figures indicate approximate yearly salaries)


Starting salaries: Rs 6,00,000 - 12,00,000
Experienced managers and CEOs: Rs 20,00,000+

The Airline Industry

Starting salaries of pilots and flight engineers: Rs 4,00,000 to Rs 5,00,000
Salaries for experienced pilots of jumbo and super-jumbo jets: Rs 7,000,000 to 9,500,000


Starting salary for a medical doctor in general practice: Rs 2,00,000
Salary after gaining experience:
General practitioner: Rs 3,50,000 to 5,00,000
General surgeons: Rs 4,50,000 to 6,00,000
Cardiac surgeon: Rs 9,00,000 to 12,00,000

Information Technologies

Experienced top tier software development managers: Rs 12,00,000 to 20,00,000
Project managers and leaders: Rs 9,00,000 to Rs 13,00,000
Software engineering and programming : Rs 8,40,000 to 11,00,000

Offshore Drilling

Entry-level workers: Rs 3,50,000 to 4,00,000

Chartered Accountancy

CA beginning a career with an established firm: Rs 2,00,000 to 2,50,000
Jobs at banks: Rs 4,00,000
Jobs at consulting firms: Rs 5,00,000
Accountant apprentices: 3,00,000