Top 10 highest paying engineering jobs in India for 2022

A million engineers from India will graduate every year as of 2021. The number of engineers educated to be better engineers with all possible knowledge and innovation is comparatively high in India nowadays. Engineering students might have many dreams: getting a well-paying job, becoming an entrepreneur, working in top companies, changing in career, etc. 

Engineering is among the top career choices in India due to its excellent job prospects and good pay packages. However, there are many divisions/specializations when it comes to engineering. Each division has its advantages, and the salaries of the different types of engineers differ.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln said we have to hold responsibility for our lives and the future we want to shape. Likewise, the student must pick the course wisely as an upcoming engineer. Let us slide into which engineering course has a high and average salary.

1.Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering is one of the top paid engineering jobs in India. The salary of a petroleum engineer is around ₹41.2 LPA, and it can be more. The demand for Petroleum Engineer is an elevated cause of the lack of engineers entering the petroleum industry. While it is a new and challenging engineering course, it is on the top paid list, so it is worth considering.

The average salary is ₹5.1 LPA given by the industry in India.

Entry-level as fresher the value is ₹2.31 LPA

Senior-level with experience of 5-7 years, the value raises to ₹7.5 LPA

Based on the different petroleum and oil factories, the salary range varies. Petroleum Engineers can find employment in public as well as private service units. Private companies rarely engage in exploration, drilling, off-shore & on-shore oil and gas research. 

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Project Engineer – ₹4 LPA
  • Engineer – ₹6 LPA
  • Field Engineer – ₹5 LPA 
  • Integrity Engineer – ₹12.6 LPA
  • Pipeline Engineer – ₹5 LPA
 

Top recruiters in the Petroleum Engineer industry in India:

  • Natural resources international ltd.
  • Spencer Ogden
  • ONGC
  • HPCL
  • Bharath gas

2.Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science Engineers design, test, implement and maintain computer hardware and software. Besides managing software programming, they also uphold hardware systems. A Computer Science Engineer can earn the highest salary is around ₹37 LPA and more in India.

The average salary for Computer Science Engineers is ₹4 LPA.

Entry-level pay as fresher the range is ₹3 LPA.

Senior-level pay with experience of 7-8 years is ₹35 LPA.

Several companies, including Google, Microsoft, and others, require engineers with skills and knowledge for their company. These companies may pay well, depending on the skill set.

Cambridge Institute of Technology features Computer Science and Engineering course. With well-furnished labs for each subject and improvement towards the technical environment.

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Computer Programmer – ₹5.5 LPA
  • Software Designer – ₹6.3 LPA
  • Software Developer – ₹6.8 LPA
  • Research Analyst – ₹8 LPA
  • Data Warehouse Analyst – ₹6.5 LPA
 

Top recruiters of Computer Science Engineers in India:

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Wipro
  • Infosys
  • TCS

3.Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineers have scope in many aero-based industries. The job openings are higher also the levels are getting a job in a government, and private sector is uncountable. 

The pay is phenomenal after 3-4 years. The highest salary of an Aerospace Engineer is ₹25.5 LPA and further. 

The average salary for Aerospace Engineering is ₹6 LPA in India.

Entry-level pay as a fresher is ₹3 LPA

Senior-level pay with 8-10 years of experience is ₹15 LPA

Getting a different exposure by working abroad or joining the Air force brings more life-gaining experience. 

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Senior Aerospace Engineer – ₹10.6 LPA 
  • Junior Aerospace Engineer – ₹10.4 LPA
  • Aerospace Engineer in ISRO – ₹3.64 LPA
  • Materials Engineer – ₹6 LPA
  • Operations Technicians – ₹3 LPA
 

Top recruiters of Aerospace Engineers in India:

  • Airbus
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • HAL
  • Indian Air Force

4. Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineers’ requirement is more like this engineering course in the hype. The chances of getting a well-paid Chemical Engineer job in India and foreign countries are comparatively high. The approximate highest salary range of a Chemical engineer is ₹22 LPA and might increase. 

The calculative average salary of a Chemical Engineer in different roles is ₹4 LPA.

Entry-level pay as a fresher is ₹7 LPA.

Senior-level pay with experience of 10-20 years is ₹15 LPA

The chemical industry in India creates advancements in technology and development for the upcoming generation. 

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Senior Process Engineer – ₹18 LPA
  • Senior Chemical Engineer – ₹14.5 LPA
  • Chemical Process Engineer – ₹20 LPA
  • Process Manager – ₹15 LPA
  • Production Manager – ₹14 LPA
 

Top recruiters of Chemical Engineers in India:

  • Bayer CropScience Ltd.
  • PI Industries Ltd.
  • Atul Ltd. 
  • Pidilite Industries Ltd. 
  • Tata Chemicals Ltd.
 

5.AI and ML Engineering

In the path towards cutting-edge technology in the future, scalable opportunities are increasing. AI and ML Engineers are going to rule the upcoming days. As we already know, engineers are in huge demand, and AI and ML engineers are even higher. The pay for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Engineer is ₹20 LPA and better.

The appropriate average salary for the AI & ML Engineers is ₹12 LPA.

Entry-level pay as a fresher is ₹8 LPA.

Senior-level pay with experience of 9-10 years is ₹20.5 LPA.

Based on the experience, the pay of Artificial Intelligence is exclusive in India. Cambridge Institute of Technology teaches AI & ML Engineering on the campus. To see through the futuristic growth from the present, CIT created a perfect platform.

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Principal Data Scientist – ₹17 LPA
  • Research Engineer – ₹6.5 LPA
  • Data Engineer – ₹8.3 LPA
  • Computer Scientist – ₹16 LPA
  • ML Engineer – ₹9.5 LPA
 

6.Electronics and Communication Engineering

Globally, Electronics and Communication Engineers have a higher scope, and their pay is also significantly better than average. They have uncountable sectors to shine. An ECE graduate can jump from one discipline to another if they have enough skills to accomplish it. The average salary for Electronics and Communication Engineer is around ₹14 LPA and up.

The Average salary for Electronics and Communication Engineers is around ₹3 LPA.

Entry-level pay as a fresher with 2 – 3 years of experience is ₹2.4 LPA.

Senior-level pay with 9 – 10 years of experience is ₹13.5 LPA.

Electronics and Communication Engineers has the baseline for all the engineering education curricula. Cambridge Institute of Technology offers Electronics and Communication Engineering in its institute, and it gives a proper balance between the syllabus and the corporate world.

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Embedded Software Engineer – ₹4.5 LPA
  • Electronics Engineer – ₹5.29 LPA
  • Electrical Engineer – ₹6.29 LPA
  • Senior Engineer (Private sector) – ₹7 LPA
  • Senior Engineer (Governement sector) – ₹6 LPA
 

 Top recruiters of Electronics and Communication Engineers in India:

  • Siemens
  • Bajaj Electrical Ltd
  • Wipro Lighting Corporate
  • Microtek
  • Tata Electric Company

7. Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering is a nutshell for the massive production of energy and composition. Nuclear engineers all over the world are positively wanted. The recollective demonstration of socialized and enquired. The marked highest salary of a Nuclear Engineer is more than ₹14 LPA in India. 

The average salary of a Nuclear Engineer is around ₹9.7 LPA.

Entry-level as a fresher, the salary varies from ₹5.3 LPA.

Senior-level with experience of 10-12 years, the salary is around ₹13.5 LPA.

Being an engineer at a Nuclear power plant is challenging. But, discovering the energy that emanates from the tiniest particles is the most exciting job. It fills the work with more dynamic factors. 

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Nuclear System Engineer – ₹3.5 LPA
  • Radiation Engineer – ₹3 LPA
  • Atomic Process Engineer – ₹3.2 LPA 
  • Nuclear Engineer – ₹4.2 LPA
  • System Engineer – ₹3.9 LPA
 

Top recruiters of Nuclear Engineers in India:

  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR)
  • DHIO Research and Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.
  • Uranium Corporation of India
  • Nuclear Thermal Power Corporation

8. Big Data Engineering

Engineers who specialize in big data have the skills necessary to work with enormous amounts of complex data. Data engineers have become central in handling and managing data systems and tools since the reliance on databases grew. The salary of a Big Data Engineer is up to ₹13 LPA and more in India. 

The average salary for a Big Data Engineer is around ₹7.1 LPA.

Entry-level pay as a fresher with experience of 1-4 years is ₹4.5 LPA.

Senior-level pay with experience of 5-9 years is ₹12.3 LPA.

Big data Engineering is a comparatively new field in engineering, but within a short period, the course became a massive scope of building a future with a great background. 

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Data Scientist – ₹7.8 LPA
  • Data Analyst – ₹4.2 LPA
  • Software Engineer – ₹6.5 LPA
  • Senior Software Engineer – ₹8.1 LPA
  • Project Manager – ₹14 LPA
 

Top recruiters of Big Data Engineers in India:

  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Capgemini
  • Deloitte
  • Accenture
 

9. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers have a variety of roles and projects that makes their earnings significant. Based on the clients and working projects, the annual salary might differ. The estimated salary expectation of a Civil engineer is ₹10 LPA and more in India.

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is around ₹3.4 LPA.

Entry-level pay as a fresher with an experience of 1-4 is ₹3 LPA.

Senior-level pay with an experience of 5-9 is ₹5.89 LPA.

Cambridge Institute of Technology offers Civil Engineering that facilitates an adequate infrastructure and skill development area to explore civil engineering.

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Engineering Project Managers – ₹7.2 LPA
  • Senior Civil Engineer – ₹6 LPA
  • Civil Engineer – ₹5.4 LPA
  • Architect – ₹5.40 LPA
  • Civil Engineering Technologist – ₹6 LPA
 
Top recruiters of Civil Engineering in India:
 
  • Reliance Industries
  • Tata Consulting Engineers
  • Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.
  • Bridge & Roof Co
  • Ultra Tech Cement

10. Electrical Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering is the best course to develop electrical abilities and implement them. There are many electrical engineering sectors in India where Electrical and Electronics Engineers may work. Electrical and Electronics Engineer can get paid up to ₹9.9 LPA and more based on their skills.

The average pay for an Electrical and Electronics Engineer is around ₹3.2 LPA.

Entry-level pay as a fresher with an experience of 1-4 is ₹2.7 LPA.

Senior-level pay with an experience of 5-9 is ₹7.2 LPA.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers are employed both in government and private sector companies. Cambridge Institute of Technology offers Electrical and Electronics Engineering at its campus. Cambridge Institute of Technology activates that gaining practical expertise and book-ahead knowledge is more significant.

Salary estimates for specific roles by industry:

  • Network Engineer – ₹3.55 LPA
  • Electrical Engineer – ₹4.5 LPA
  • Systems Analyst – ₹2.9 LPA
  • Electronics Engineer – ₹5.29 LPA
  • Chief Engineer – ₹5.5 LPA
 

Top recruiters of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in India:

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)
  • Tata Motors
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
  • State Electricity Board

Note: The information and pay mentioned above are consolidated with the reference of various educational and job recruiters’ websites. 

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Dr. G. Indumathi

Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology

  • Ph.D. completed during 2012, Dr. M.G.R University Chennai
  • M.Tech Industrial Electronics from SJCE Mysore under VTU in the year 2003
  • B.E. Electronics and Communication , SJCE Mysore , Mysore University in the year 1987

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