Skip to content
highest paying government jobs
Home » Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India

Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India

    Higher preference for government jobs as compared to private ones in India can’t be denied. Higher reputation and acknowledgment for government sector employees lead to increased competition in government examinations. The main reason for the huge crowd behind government Jobs is lubricative perks and benefits. In this article, we are going to explain the top 10 highest paying government jobs in India.

    1. Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer
    2. Indian Foreign Services (IFS) Officer
    3. Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer
    4. RBI Grade B Officer
    5. Defence Services
    6. Scientists/Engineers in ISRO and DRDO
    7. Judges of the High Court and Supreme Court
    8. Professors in Government Colleges
    9. Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)
    10. Public Sector Bank Executives

    Every job that we have provided in the above list has a very high salary and perks here is a brief overview of every profession-

    1. Civil Servant

    IAS Officer

    IAS officers are responsible for formulating and implementing policies and programs at both the central and state levels. According to the 7th Pay Commission, they enjoy a pay scale of Rs. 56,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 per month. A new joiner can expect an in-hand salary of around Rs. 88,000 per month, apart from other perks and allowances. IAS officers hold key positions in the bureaucracy and play an integral role in the governance of the country. To become an IAS officer, one must have a bachelor’s degree in any stream, such as Arts, Commerce, Science, etc.

    IFS Officer

    Officers of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) represent India on the global stage and promote its interests abroad. During their home postings, their pay scale is the same as that of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers. However, during their foreign postings, they receive a much higher salary, sometimes even exceeding 10 lakhs per month. They also work to safeguard India’s foreign policy and national security.

    IPS Officer

    As responsible officers, IPS personnel maintain law and order in the country, while their pay scale is the same as that of IAS, ranging from Rs. 56,000 to Rs. 1,50,000 per month. The amount of salary they receive is dependent on their place of posting, with an average monthly salary of Rs 85000 in addition to perks and allowances. IPS officers play a crucial role in preventing and investigating crimes.

    2. RBI Grade B Officer

    RBI Grade B officers have the responsibility of formulating and executing monetary policy in India. As per the revised pay scale by RBI, the pay scale for the RBI Grade B Officer ranges from Rs. 55,200 to Rs. 2,85,000 with a yearly increment of Rs. 80850 for nine years, followed by a two-year increment of Rs. 2,850, and a four-year increment of Rs. 86550-3300 and finally a 16-year increment of Rs. 99750. The in-hand salary of RBI grade b officers is approximately 85000 per month. The total CTC of a Grade B officer can be as much as Rs. 20,00,000 per year.

    3. Officers in Defence Services

    (Lieutenant) Defense personnel serve in the Indian Army, Navy, or Air Force. They are responsible for protecting the country from external threats and for maintaining internal security. A person serving at the rank of lieutenant in any of the armed forces has the same pay scale as civil services. A new Lieutenant can have an in-hand salary of around 83,000 per month and perks and benefits of a personals can be more than the in-hand salary for some posts and groups. Armed personnel also get a posting location stipend.

    4. Doctors of Government Hospitals

    India’s medical sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Indian economy. The salary in hand of central government doctors ranges from Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 1,50,000 per month. The salaries of Doctors may vary from hospital to hospital. The salary of a doctor in AIIMS can be as much as Rs 2,00,000 per month. For becoming a doctor a student must have completed his Mbbs from a government-approved university.

    5. Scientists/Engineers in ISRO and DRDO

    India’s space and defense technologies owe their development to the hard work of scientists and engineers in ISRO and DRDO. These professionals play a crucial role in India’s scientific and technological advancement. It is worth noting that most positions in ISRO offer a salary of more than Rs. 1,00,000 per month.

    6. Judges of the High Court and Supreme Court

    The Judges of the High Court and Supreme Court have the important responsibility of upholding the law and administering justice. They play a crucial role in protecting the rights of citizens and ensuring the rule of law in the country. A judge of the Supreme Court earns a salary of Rs 2,50,000 per month (excluding perks), while a High Court judge has a fixed salary of Rs 2,25,000 per month.

    7. Professors in Government Colleges

    Professors in government colleges play a critical role in teaching and conducting research in their respective fields. They are responsible for educating and mentoring the next generation of professionals and leaders. The salary of professors in government colleges varies from university to university. However, on average, newly appointed professors in India earn a monthly salary of Rs. 90,000 after deductions.

    8. Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)

    Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are companies that are owned by the government and operate in various sectors such as energy, finance, and infrastructure. These companies provide their employees with well-paid jobs and attractive benefits. The in-hand salaries of PSU employees can range from 40000 to 1 lakh per month.

    9. Public Sector Bank Executives

    Executives in the public sector banks hold senior positions and are responsible for managing the bank’s operations and providing financial services to customers. Although the total CTC for these jobs is the highest among the other available options, one cannot be recruited directly to these positions. These roles require a substantial amount of prior work experience in the financial sector of the country. The pay scale for these positions ranges from INR 60,000 to INR 1,80,000, and one can expect a total CTC of around INR 20,00,000 per year.

    10. Nabard and Sebi Grade A Manager

    A grade A manager in Nabard enjoys an initial basic pay of Rs. 44,500/- and an early increment of 2500 in basic pay in the next 4 years. A new joiner of Nabard grade A can expect a hand salary of around Rs 80,000 Per month. Nabard Grade A General Manager only requires a bachelor’s degree from any stream.

    All the government jobs provided above are reputable and highly paid. Acquiring any of these jobs requires a lot of hard work in the right direction with the right mindset. One has to be very bright-minded to Crack these government sector job examinations. As everyone knows how hard is it to get a government job in India.

    All the data provided by us in the above list is as per time-to-time notification provided by government exam conducting authorities. For more information about any particular job, you have to read the complete notification.