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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Field of Management in India

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: November 19, 2021 | CAT

It is essential to pursue an MBA or a specialised PGDM programme to get the highest paying management jobs in India. You can also apply for the following profiles at overseas firms. If you have gained over 4 years of work experience then the following are the ideal management jobs for you.

Top Highest Paying Management Jobs

One of the biggest advantages of pursuing management courses is the lucrative packages that globally reputed firms offer. One has to pursue an MBA specialisation or a specialised PGDM degree in the relevant field to excel in the field of management. If you have gained over 4 years of work experience and want to get a good hike in your salary, a career in management is the right path for you.

Management is a diverse field with zillions of job opportunities for candidates. BBA and MBA degrees are a few of the most sought-after qualifications for establishing a career in the field. Go through the Job Opportunities after MBA in India and Career after BBA to understand the wide spectrum of opportunities. Also, scan through the entire article to get an understanding of the popular job profiles, qualifications, skills and expected salary.

Top 10 Highest Paying Management Jobs in India

Check out the top 10 highest paying jobs in the management field, expected salaries and skills required for the same.

Name of the ProfilePopular Roles OfferedSkills RequiredEducationExperience RequiredExpected Salary
Chief Executive
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • CFO – Chief Financial Officer
  • CIO – Chief Information Officer
  • COO – Chief Operating Officer
  • CMO – Chief Marketing Officer
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in order to achieve targets
  • Advanced MS Office and accounting software skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and solve problems
  • Time management as well as leadership skills

Graduation in any field (management preferable)

Some companies require ICPM (Institute of Certified Professional Managers)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Master’s Degree in Law or Liberal Arts

7 to 10 years of corporate managerial experienceRs. 1,47,68,520 per year to 29,34,823
Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • IT Service Operations Manager
  • Online Technology Manager
  • Global IT Support Manager
  • Infrastructure Support Services Manager
  • Property IT Manager
  • Director, IT Service Desk & Operations
  • Excellent understanding of computers and information system
  • Ability to coordinate with clients and communicate with the team.
  • Ability to resolve issues
  • Leadership quality
B.Tech or BE in Computer Science/ IT along with an MBA in Technology Management or relevant field4 to 6 years of experience in the field of Computer and Information SystemsRs. 1,47,68,052 per year to 10,47,559
Marketing Manager
  • Senior Manager, Digital Social Marketing
  • Senior Manager, Marketing Data Analysis
  • Marketing & Communication Specialist
  • Head of Marketing
  • A Flair for understanding upcoming marketing trends
  • Good communication skills to understand client requirements and convey them to the team
  • Ability to lead the team in order to achieve better outcomes
Bachelor’s degree in any field followed by a master’s degree in management (preferably MBA in sales and marketing)2 to 3 years of experience in the field of marketingRs. 1,47,54,792 per year to 16,44,431
Architectural and Engineering Manager
  • Architectural Sales Representative
  • Senior Engineering Manager - Architecture
  • Project Manager Architecture
  • Architecture and Resource Manager
  • Sr SAQ Architecture & Engineering Manager
  • Security Architecture and Engineering Manager
  • Understanding of architecture planning and engineering
  • Good technical skills and time management skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work on complex projects
B.Arch Degree followed by MBA or PGDM programmes5 to 6 years of experience in the field of ArchitectureRs. 1,47,11,296 per year to 10,28,270
Financial Manager
  • Accounting and financial control chief
  • Collections department manager
  • Finance Director
  • Controller - financial services
  • Finance Manager
  • Investments research director
  • Knowledge of financial software
  • Command on revenue system and ability to gather funds for the firm
  • Grasp on the company’s financial history
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
B.Com or BBA in Finance followed by MBA in financeMore than 5 years of experience in the finance sectorRs. 99,10,619 per year to 9,56,578
Natural Sciences Manager

The role varies as per the supervision of the following:

  • Understanding of science subjects and research process
  • Ability to deliver targets and adhere to deadlines
  • Good leadership and technical skills
PhD in either of the natural sciences10 to 12 years of experience in the field of research or as a scientistRs. 1,47,55,520 per year to 9,28,636 or less
Sales Manager
  • Good analytical skills to evaluate figures and latest trends
  • Problem-solving skills for effective market flow
  • Excellent communication skills to provide effective customer service
  • Leadership skills to direct the team in a progressive direction.
Graduation in any field followed by MBA or PGDM (preferably with a specialisation in sales)2 to 3 years of experience in a sales profileRs. 95,83,284 per year to 5,35,799
Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Compensation & Benefits Operations Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits Program Manager
  • Good planning and communication skills
  • Efficient PR skills
Graduation Degree with any specialisation. An MBA degree is helpful in getting better salary offers.Up to 6 years of experience in the field of HR managementRs. 90,01,588 per year to 10,53,027
Public Relations Manager
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Fundraising Organizer
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Press secretory
  • Networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Planning and analysing skills
Graduation degree (preferably BBA in PR) followed by an MBA in Public Relations3 to 4 years of work experience in PR rolesRs. 87,50,479 per year to 4,84,604
General and Operations Manager
  • Organisational and leadership skills
  • Budget management skills
  • Knowledge of financial principles
  • IT and communication skills
Graduation followed PGDM or MBAUp to 4 years of experience in conducting operations and functions of a companyRs. 86,60,393 per year to 7,01,361

These are the top-paying management jobs that can get you to the top tier of any organisation. For all the profiles mentioned above, it is essential to pursue an MBA or a specialised PGDM programme. If you are confused about which job profile suits you the best, take the Career Profiling Test of CollegeDekho. It analyses your Aptitude, Personality and Interest and suggests you the most appropriate career.

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Top Colleges for Management in India and Abroad

One of the major features of pursuing a management course is the ability to pursue higher education across the globe. While Indian institutions are globally competitive and renowned for their curriculum, students can also pursue management courses across different universities and colleges in the world. Check out the Colleges for Management in India and Abroad in the table given below.

Top Management Colleges in India

Top Management Colleges in the World

Name of College

Course Offered

Name of College

Course Offered

Mandsaur University Madhya Pradesh



Humber College Toronto

Diploma, Advanced Diploma and B.Com Courses in Management Stream

(Check Courses List Here)

NMKRV College for Women Bangalore


Victoria University Melbourne, Australia

Bachelor of Business Courses in Different Fields

Master of Business Courses in Different Fields

(Check Course List Here)

Indus University Aurangabad


BBA+MBA (Finance Management)

BBA+MBA (Healthcare & Hospitality Management)

BBA Aviation Management

BBA Design Management

BBA Journalism and Mass Communication



MBA in Aviation Management

MBA in Design Management

MBA in Finance

MBA in Healthcare & Hospitality Management

MBA in Human Resource Management

MBA in Information Technology

MBA in Journalism & Mass Communication

MBA in Marketing

MBA in Operations Management

University of California, USA

Bachelors Degree in Business informatics

Master of Finance

PG Diploma in Business Management

PG Diploma in Sports Management

(Check Course List Here)

Heritage Busines School Kolkata

MBA in Business Analytics

MBA in Finance Management

MBA in HR Management

MBA in Marketing


Technical University of Berlin

Bachelors and Masters Programmes in Business

(Check Course List Here)

International School of Management Studies Pune



University of Oxford Oxford, UK

Bachelor, Masters and MBA Programmes in Business and Management

(Check Course List Here)

Other Popular Management Colleges in India

Some of the other highly prestigious Management colleges in India are mentioned below along with their respective locations. Candidates can click on the link to directly apply for admissions.

College NameCollege Location
Axis CollegesKanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Doon Business School - (DBS)Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Garware Institute of Career Education and Development (GICED), University of MumbaiMumbai, Maharashtra)
Indus University (IU)Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) - [MMDU] MullanaAmbala, Haryana
Gaikwad-Patil Group of Institutions (GPGI)Nagpur, Maharashtra
Hindustan Institute of Management & Computer Studies (HIMCS Mathura)Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
T. John Group of InstitutionsBangalore, Karnataka
Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT)Bangalore, Karnataka
Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM)Paralakhemundi, Odisha

Also Read: General vs Specialised MBA: Which is Better for You? Scope & Career Options

These are some of the colleges where you can pursue a management programme of your choice. If you are interested in pursuing a management course in India, then fill out the Common Application Form and avail FREE admissions counselling services. Our counsellors can help you choose the right college and course as per your needs and choices. You can also call on our toll-free number at 1800-572-9877 and avail FREE counselling services regarding BBA and MBA admissions in India.

If you wish to continue your higher education aspirations in universities and colleges located outside India, then visit the StudyAbroad website of CollegeDekho, where you can browse through the different colleges and courses on offer. To learn more about International Admissions, call on 785 9990 990 or write to us at abroad@collegedekho.com and ask us your queries.

Since both these programmes are accepted across the world, you can also apply for overseas job opportunities. Salaries may vary on the basis of work experience and your educational background. In case of any queries, do post them in the QnA zone.

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Is work experience necessary to get a highest paying jobs in India?

Yes, work experience is of utmost importance to get a high salary in Management field. Candidates with 7-8 years of experience extract a handsome salary as they have an expertise which gives them an edge over the others.

What skills are necessary for an individual to secure the highest paying job in Management?

The skills required for some of the highest paying jobs in Management are excellent planning and coordination skills, ability to work under pressure in order to achieve targets, ability to communicate effectively and solve problems, excellent understanding of computers and information system, leadership quality, ability to resolve issues and coordinate with clients and communicate with the team, a flair for understanding upcoming marketing trends, ability to lead the team in order to achieve better outcomes etc.

How much can I earn after pursuing a career in Management?

After pursuing a career in Management, the salary varies as per the aptitude, work experience and skills of the aspirant. In the initial stages, an aspirant can earn around 3-4 LPA. However, with time or 4-5 years of work experience, the salary might rise and go up till 10,00,000 LPA. As the individual gets to the senior-most stage he/she can extract around 1,00,00,000 or more. The salary completely depends on the job profile chosen by an individual and the work experience or skills gained over the years.

Which are the highest paying job profiles in Management?

Few of the popular highest paying jobs profiles in Management are that of a Chief Executive Officer, Computer and Information Systems Manager, Marketing Manager, Architectural and Engineering Manager, Natural Sciences Manager, Financial Manager, Compensation and Benefits Managers, Sales Manager, General and Operations Manager and Public Relations Manager.

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