10 Highest Paying Government Jobs In India

Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer

The Indian Administrative Services (IAS) is one of India’s most coveted and esteemed jobs, with a monthly salary ranging from Rs. 56,100 to 2,50,000.

Indian Police Services

To become an IPS Officer, candidates must clear the UPSC examination. The basic pay for an IPS officer ranges from Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 60,000.

Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer

Candidates must pass the civil services exam to join the Indian Forest Services. They receive an initial salary ranging from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,32,000, along with various perks.

RBI Grade B

For those interested in banking, RBI Grade B is an excellent career choice, offering an approximate annual package of Rs 16 to Rs 18 lakh, along with allowances.

Defence Services

The NDA exam is the most coveted defence examination for candidates aspiring to join the Indian Armed Forces.

Scientists/Engineers in ISRO and DRDO

Securing a role as a scientist or engineer at government entities like ISRO and DRDO is a big achievement. The basic salary starts from Rs 60,000.

High Court and Supreme Court Judge

The process of becoming a judge in India requires a degree in law, several years of practice and passing the state judiciary exams. The average salary of a judge ranges from Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 2,50,000 per month.

Lecturers in Government Colleges

Professors at top universities such as IITs, IIMs, and AIIMS are rewarded with generous salaries ranging from Rs 40,000 to Rs 1,20,000 per month.

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

For PSU jobs, candidates need a graduation degree, preferably in engineering, and must clear the GATE exam. Their annual CTC ranges from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 14 lakh.

Indian Railways Engineer

Indian Railways, a major government employer, offers engineers an average monthly salary ranging from Rs 60,000 to Rs 1,40,000.