When we talk about the highest paying jobs in India, the medical field is definitely the first to come to mind. Of course, money is just one of the many reasons why joining the medical field is a good idea. It is one of those sectors that will never run out of employment opportunities. Moreover, by working in the medical field you have a chance to make a bigger difference in people’s lives.

Here is a list of some of the highest paid jobs in India in the medical field:


Surgeons are some of the highest-paid medical professionals in India. On average, a surgeon can make around INR 11 -13 LPA. Surgeons are mainly responsible for performing surgical procedures on sick patients for treating cancer, tumors, broken bones, etc. They can either be general surgeons or choose a specialty like Neurology (brain), cardiology (heart), etc. 


Just like Surgeons, Physicians are also highly paid medical professionals. The major difference is that while Physicians diagnose a patient and offer the main course of treatment in the form of medicines, Surgeons perform surgeries to cure patients. A Physician in general practice can easily earn INR 9-10 LPA on average. Private practice can pay even more. 


An Anaesthesiologist plays a vital role in a variety of surgical procedures because they are responsible for giving general or local anesthetics to patients while monitoring them closely throughout the surgery. Since surgical procedures have become a common treatment for people these days, the job of an anesthesiologist is essential. On average, an anesthesiologist can earn up to INR 12 LPA or more.


Gynecologists perform treatments on pregnant women, right from guiding them through different trimesters until the delivery of the baby. The job of a Gynecologist is one of the most sort-after jobs for physicians. Most of the women undergo motherhood and require the help of a gynecologist to help them through the process. On average, a gynecologist can earn around INR 11-12 LPA. 


Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in treating children, infants as well as toddlers. The medical requirement and treatments needed by children differ drastically from adults. The medicine dosage is much softer and changes according to the age of the child. Pediatricians specialize in providing special care that is needed for children. An average pediatrician can earn a salary of up to INR 11-12 LPA.


Oncologists specialize in treating patients suffering from cancer. In fact, many oncologists specialize in different types of cancers. Cancer has become a disease as common as any other tumor. While there are a lot of diseases that a general doctor can treat, cancer is an area that only a specialist can heal. The niches of this profession make it a high paying and in-demand job. The average salary of an oncologist is around INR 23 LPA.


Orthodontists are dentists who deal with straightening teeth and reforming smiles. An orthodontist designs and prescribes braces for teeth, oral hygiene, as well as other functions. Straightening teeth and fixing smiles 

is a practice people have started taking without any hesitation. Hence, orthodontists will always be in demand. And due to this high demand, on average, they can earn around NRI 19-20 LPA.