11 Highest salaries of government jobs in India

People spend 5 to 10 years for the preparation of government jobs because the government jobs have unmatched perks and pay scale which can attract anyone.

There are few high salaried government jobs in India which can cause anyone drools. You can imagine a person travelling in a siren Ambassador car with 10 lakh monthly salary and a government bungalow in a two-acre premises.
This is the reputation of a Natgrid CEO in India.

But this job is not an easy one and it requires a certain skill set. I have sorted out few highly paid government jobs in India which a common man like you can apply and get selected.


1#PSU Jobs

The public sector units provide their employees with many benefits. The employees in PSUs are well paid and they get residential accommodation along with medical and other government entitled benefits.

Coal India Limited (CIL) gives it’s employees nearly 10 lakh per year package.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) gives the employees 8-9 lakh per year.

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2#Civil Service Officer

Commonly known as IAS, civil service jobs are prestigious in all aspects. An IAS officer enjoys a good amount of salary, a lot bunch of power and very good reputation in the society.

A cadre of IAS officers who are appointed as the Cabinet Secretary draws Rs.90,000 fixed as basic pay which is fixed, means he is not entitled to any increments.

His estimated Salary is as follows:

Basic Pay  –   Rs 90,000

D.A             –   Rs 96,300

HRA           –   Rs 27,000

T.A.             –   Rs 5,280

Total: Rs 2,18,580


Scientists are primarily employed under the “SC” and “SD” grades depending on their academic qualifications. Both of them are in the Pay Band 3 INR 15600-39100, while the SC scientists are entitled to Grade Pay of INR 5400, the SD scientists earn INR 6600 as Grade Pay.

Entry level Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’

Basic Salary        Rs. 21000

Dearness Allowance (DA)    Rs. 23790

House Rent Allowance (HRA)  Rs. 6300 (Varies from 10% to 30% depending on the city you live in)

Travel Allowance (TA)   Rs. 3200 in Bangalore (Varies with the city)

DA on TARs. 3616

Total Rs. 57906

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Doctors in India have lucrative career opportunities because medical practitioners are in huge demand. An average salary range for freshers after completion of MBBS degree and internship is INR 10,000 to INR 20,000.However, the salary increases with specialization (post graduation and above) degree, individual skills and work experience.

Contractual doctors get a salary ranging from INR 12,000 to INR 30,000, as per their academic qualification and work experience. The Health Ministry of India is also offering a salary hike of 25% (for difficult areas) to 50% (for areas unreachable by road) for those, who are serving in rural sectors.

After finishing a residency in Surgery, the young surgeon becomes a Senior Resident or Registrar. His salary would range from about Rs 35,000/- a month in Mumbai to about Rs 70,000/- a month in Delhi (about US$ 7,000/- to 14000 a year). He then either sub-specializes or goes into practice as a General Surgeon and may expect to earn about Rs 1,00,000/- a month. Subspecialists may make much more than this. The highest earning surgeons in the country reportedly make in the region of Rs 1,50,00,000/- a month.

5#University Professors

Teachers play an important role in Nation building. They teach and train students. School teachers are paid less. But the case of teachers in their trades in colleges offering professional courses is different.

The average salary for a Professor, Postsecondary/Higher Education is Rs 955,627 per year. Although a skill in teaching is associated with the payment for this job.

When the experience is gained, this job may give you a huge monthly salary and reputation.

6#Indian Coast Guard

Indian coast guard or ICG is like our Indian Navy. The salary and other perks are very high. This job is also among one of the highest paying jobs in Sarkari Naukri. Although it is a defence job so the crowd is not that big but two type of people is often seen to fill this form. One who want to serve the nation and are passionate about it. And the other are those who are attracted by the salary package and lifestyle of the Navy Officers.

Rank And Pay Structure

Assistant Commandant                 Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 5400/-

Deputy Commandant                     Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 6600/-

Commandant(Junior Grade)       Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay Rs 7600/-

Commandant                                      Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 8700/-

Deputy Inspector General              Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 8900/-

Inspector General                             Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 10000/-

Director General                                Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay Rs 12000/-

The pay would include Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance and Transport allowance. In addition to this other allowances will be given based on the nature of duty and place of posting such as flying allowance, sea duty allowance and Island special duty allowance.

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7#Defence Jobs

Defense jobs in Indian Army, Navy and air force are also well paid in government jobs. Thousands of young students all over the country apply for defence jobs.

They have to clear exams like NDA or CDS. Salary and other facilities are very good.

The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 65000/- per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Tech Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance.

At the end of the day, a career in the Armed Forces is well rewarding. There are a number of perks and bonuses available for Armed Forces personnel.

8#Engineers at Railway

Railway engineers are considered to be paid good compared to other engineering jobs in public sector.

Salaries of the government engineers are high with a lot of reputation in the locality. With the salary government engineers are offered a lot more perks like travel allowances to visit the site of work, personal vehicles with driver and much more.

The typical Indian Railways Senior Section Engineer salary is Rs 6,01,866. The salary of Senior Section Engineer at Indian Railways ranges from Rs 4,64,296 to Rs 7,09,342.

9#SBI Bank PO

Bank PO is one of the most beneficial jobs in the country. The work pressure is very minimum and the salary is well in proportion to the extra benefits.

IBPS recruits thousands of graduates every year through different exams but if payment is considered, SBI PO gets more package than any other bank PO.

The starting basic pay is Rs.16,900/-(with 4 increments) in the scale of Rs. 14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A & C.C.A as per rules in force from time to time. The compensation per annum at Mumbai is around Rs. 8,55,000/-.

10#Assistant in Ministry of External Affairs

This post is given to those who are selected through SSC-CGL entrance exams.

This is the most preferred assistant post under CGL, due to the charm of Foreign Posting and hefty salary package. In the foreign posting, you’ll get the US $1,800 to $2,900 (Rs 1,17,000 to 1,88,500) as Foreign Allowance depending on the country you are posted in, in addition to your Basic Pay;[Rs.17140] and the US $400 to 600 as other allowances such as heating or cold allowance.

Assistant (General) gets foreign posting for a period of 3 years normally in one single instance, while it’s a period of 6 years for Assistant (Cypher) after which either you are back in Delhi or are transferred in another country directly from there.

If you love travelling to different countries and culture on the government expense, this post is for you.

11#Income Tax Inspector

Income tax inspector and all other posts allotted through SSC-CGL are in huge demand among Indian graduates.

But the most preferred post is Income Tax Inspector (ITI) because of the reputation of this post. He is posted in the pay band 9,300-34,800 with grade pay of RS 4,600.

In addition to his salary, an ITI is entitled to 30 litres of petrol, a BSNL/MTNL sim, 1GB internet usage and many more perks of a government entitled officer.

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