Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India, Check the complete list here!

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In India, government jobs are highly coveted by individuals due to the array of advantages they offer, surpassing those found in the private sector. The stability, security, and potential for career advancement provided by government jobs are unparalleled. Moreover, an attractive salary is a significant factor that draws many individuals toward these positions. Government jobs provide a commendable salary package with regular increments. In this article, we have provided the list of the highest-paying government jobs in the country.

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Government Jobs in India

There are different types of government jobs in India. The administrative or civil services are at the top of the government jobs list. Apart from this, there are many other government jobs like Defence Services, ISRO or DRDO Scientists, RBI Grade Jobs, and different PSU jobs. These exams have intense competition and require focused preparation. Government jobs are generally admired especially for their job profile and also lucrative salary.
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1. IAS and IPS

The IAS and IPS are crucial to the management and advancement of the nation. An IPS is posted as the SP, and the IAS is posted as the collector cum DM (District Magistrate) (Superintendent of Police). Additionally, they both work in perfect harmony to provide proper administration. The Seventh Pay Commission's compensation range for the IAS and IPS is listed below:
Post
Salary
IAS (Indian Administrative Service)
Rs.56,100
IPS (Indian Police Services)
Rs.56,100
 
IAS Salary Details
IAS Starting Salary ₹56100
Salary of IAS Officer During Training Approx. ₹33,000–35,000 varies as per deductions
IAS Salary after 8 years of Service ₹1,31,249 per month or ₹15.75 lakh per year maximum
Maximum Salary of IAS Officer ₹2,50,000
IAS Salary Pay Commission 7th Pay Commission
IAS Salary & allowances DA, HRA, TA (Travel Allowances)

2. NDA and Defence Services:

Indian Army is the military force of the Republic of India. It provides three uniformed services i.e. Indian Army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force. The candidate needs to qualify for different exams like NDA, CDS, AFCAT, etc. to get different jobs in Defence Services. Indian army does challenging work but they get great promotion facilities. Moreover, they get a handsome salary as well. Below is the range of salary for various posts in the Indian Army:
 
Post
Salary
Lieutenant
Rs.68,000
Major
Rs.1,00,000
Subedar Major
Rs.65,000

3. ISRO, DRDO Scientists/Engineers

Engineering candidates who have an interest in Research and Development can apply for the post of scientists and engineers in ISRO and DRDO. The person working in these organizations gets a great accommodation facility. Also, working in these organizations gives you immense respect in society. Below is the salary structure for the post of Scientist in ISRO and DRDO:
Post
Salary
Scientist
Rs.60,000
 
 

4. RBI Grade B:

If you are interested in the banking sector then RBI Grade B is the best post to start your career. In RBI one can be promoted to the Deputy Governor Level. The RBI conducts its exams separately and the selected candidate gets a three BHK flat. Also, they can give their children free education as well. Below is the salary structure for the post of RBI grade B post:
Post
Salary
RBI Grade B
Rs.67,000
 

5. Indian Forest Services:

The Indian Forest Services is one of the best jobs for a person who is nature-loving and who wants to escape city life. Indian Forest Officers generally work in forests and protect forest life and the environment. The candidate has to appear for the civil services exam to get selected for Indian forest services. Below is the salary structure for the post of Indian Forest Services:
Post
Salary
IFS (Indian Forest Services)
Rs.60,000
 

6. PSU Jobs:

For getting a job in PSU (Public Sector Undertakings) the engineering candidates appear for the GATE exam. There is job security and a great salary package provided by different PSUs. Salaries of various organizations like BHEL, IOCL, and ONGC are different. Moreover, they provide increments in the salary according to the shifting of a post. Below is the salary structure for the PSU jobs:
Post
Salary
Engineer
Rs.60,000
 
7. Assistant Professors/Lecturers in Government Colleges:

Teaching is the best job as we can enjoy and get more free time and also more vacations as compared to other jobs. Moreover, an assistant professor also gets a handsome salary depending on his/her experience. They also get incentives like accommodation facilities, medical care, and laptop provisions. The institutes like IITs and NITs are the higher paying bands. Below is the salary structure for the post of Assistant Professor:
 
Post
Salary
Assistant Professor
Rs.40,000
 
 


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8. Staff Selection Commission:

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is an examination conducted to recruit various posts staff in ministries. It is conducted to select the staff for various Group B and C positions. The selected candidate gets a good salary and incentives which include a well-furnished house, a vehicle, a driver for a car, etc. Below is the salary structure for various posts provided by SSC:
Post
Salary
Various posts
Rs.45,000
 
 
 
9. ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs:


To get a job as an ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs a candidate needs to crack SSC CGL. They get a good salary with great accommodation facilities as well. Moreover, they also get free medical facilities in the best hospitals that provide the best protection and care to their patients. Below is the salary structure for the post of ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs:
Post
Salary
ASO (Assistant Section Officer)
Rs.1.25 Lakh
 
10. Indian Foreign Services:

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts the civil services exam for the recruitment of civil servants across the nation. The candidate is qualified to represent his/her country in the international territory. They deal with countries' different external affairs. Below is the salary structure for the post of Indian Foreign Services:
Post
Salary
Various Posts
Rs.60,000
 
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These government jobs not only provide several facilities and perks but also have attractive salaries and job security. Various high-paying government jobs like Indian Forest Service, RBI Grade-B, Defense Services, and PSU. Scientists in ISRO and DRDO have a maximum salary of Rs.60,000 per month. Different Government jobs like IAS, IPS, defense services, and PSUs are well-known high-paying government jobs. 

Many students are also wondering about the Government exams that are easier to crack and what salary they get. Therefore in this article, we'll see the list of highest-paying government jobs in India. This will give you an idea about salary and other benefits one can get after getting into this job. A government job has more advantages as compared to a private job because of the job security, Social prestige, and some power that it carries.

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Jobs in the public sector have long been admired for their attractive pay as well as work profiles that allow you to contribute to social welfare. It offers the finest chances for developing prosperous professions in the domains of policymaking, communication, public administration, law & order, tax & revenue, engineering, statistics, and science while taking into account additional perks, allowances, and appreciation. The majority of the best-paying government posts in India are often filled through competitive tests, which may include two or more testing phases.
1. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL)
2. National Defence Academy (NDA)
3. SSC Stenographer (Grade C and Grade D)
4. Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
5. Indian Army
6. Indian Navy
7. Security Forces
8. Indian Coast Guard
9. SSC MTS (Multitasking Staff)
10. Border Security Force

 

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Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India  after Graduation

1. Public Sector Banks
(i) State Bank of India (SBI)
     SBI PO
     SBI SO
     SBI Junior Associate (Clerk)

(ii) IBPS
     IBPS PO
     IBPS SO
     IBPS Clerk
     IBPS RRB

(iii) RBI Assistant

(iv) RBI Grade B

2. Railways
      RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) & technician
      RRB JE (Junior Engineer)
      RRB NTPC (Non-technical popular categories)
      RRB Group D

3. Defense Services
      CDS
      Indian Army TGC
      Indian Army SSC
      Indian Air Force Airmen
      Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme
      Indian Navy University Entry
4. SSC
       SSC CGL
       SSC CHSL
5. Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)
(i) Maharatna PSUs
(ii) Navratna PSUs


Top 10 Highest Paying Government Jobs in India for Freshers

1. IAS (Indian Administrative Service)
2. IPS (Indian Police Service)
3. Indian Forest Services
4. Scientists in ISRO
5. RBI Grade B Officer
6. SBI Clerk
7. PSU Jobs
8. Indian Foreign Services
9. Scientists in DRDO
10. Defense Services


Highest Paying Jobs in India in 2022


Best Jobs in the IT Sector

1. Cyber Security Professionals
2. Software Engineers
3. Blockchain Engineer
4. Cloud Computing Professionals
5. Machine Learning Professionals
6. Data Engineer
7. IoT Solutions Architect


Best Jobs in Finance 

1. Chartered Accountant
2. Foreign Exchange Trader
3. Investment Banker
4. Financial manager
5. Financial Advisor
6. Financial analyst
7. Loan officer
8. Accountant


Best Jobs in Management

1. Marketing Manager
2. Chief Executive Officer
3. Financial Manager
4. Sales Manager
5. Computer and Information Systems Manager
6. Architectural and Engineering Manager

Best Jobs in Medicine

1. Physicians and surgeons
2. Pharmacists
3. Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners
4. Physician assistants
5. Veterinarians
6. Dentists
7. Surgeon
8. Anesthesiologist
9. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 
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Which Job has Highest Salary in India?

1. IAS and IPS
2. NDA and Defense Services
3. ISRO, DRDO Scientists/Engineers
4. RBI Grade B
5. Indian Forest Services
6. PSU Jobs
7. Assistant Professors/Lecturers in Government Colleges
8. Staff Selection Commission
9. ASO in the Ministry of External Affairs
10. Indian Foreign Services

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