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List of Highest Paying Engineering Branches in India 2020, Salary and Top Recruiters

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Top paying Engineering Branches - Getting an adequate salary is the most important aspect of taking up a profession. As an engineering student, you need to decide which Engineering branch is the highest paying so that you can make the right career choice. Here we have compiled the highest paying engineering branches in India for your guidance. Your future depends on the branch you choose since various branches have a varied scope. While some are very popular, others are still gaining attention.

The pay scale is completely dependent on your stream of engineering. Having said that, we cannot overlook an individual’s skills. Irrespective of the Engineering branch that you opt for, you have to ensure that you have the required acumen and skill set. A person who is a master in his field will definitely get a better pay package than an average candidate. So, please be cautious while selecting the engineering branch in which you want to specialize.

For instance, Sundar Pichai is one of the highest-paid engineers, He holds a B Tech in metallurgical engineering and Masters in material and science engineering. Still he is the CEO of Google which is related to Computer Science engineering. This shows us that irrespective of the specialization of engineering that one does, a person should be intelligent enough to tackle any kind of situation.  

List of top paid engineering branches and expected salary

Engineering branch

Expected average salary (per annum)

Computer Science engineering

2.4 lakh to 10 lakhs

Mechanical engineering

1.8 lakhs to 5 lakhs

Civil engineering

3 lakhs to 5 lakhs

Electronic and Communication engineering

1.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs

Electrical engineering

1.8 lakhs to 4.5 lakhs

Petroleum engineering

3 lakhs to 7 lakhs

Industrial engineering

3 lakh to 4 lakh

Automobile engineering

3 lakh to 6 lakh

Textile engineering

1.5 lakh to 3 lakhs

Agricultural engineering

2.5 lakh to 4.5 lakhs

Mettalurgical engineering

4 lakh to 6 lakhs

Aerospace engineering

6 lakhs to 8 lakhs

 

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Now that we have an idea of the average expected salary in various engineering branches, let us see some more details of these branches of engineering. Read further for details on scope and top recruiting companies of the different branches of engineering.

 

Computer Science Engineering

computer science engineering

 

About

Be it banking, airlines, insurance, railways, hospitals, hospitality or IT field; everywhere there is a need for software solutions. The billions of devices produced in every sector from automobiles to aerospace need microprocessor control, which is software-driven. It is not only the development or coding of these services and devices but also testing and life-time support, which needs CSE engineers. The service sector is the strongest as per job opportunities and commercial gains. This demand is not going to go away ever. The major chunk of jobs offered in India, every year, are for Computer Science engineers.

Scope of Computer Science engineering

A Computer Science engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for a Computer Science engineer are as follows-

  1. Application Analyst
  2. Business Intelligence Analyst
  3. Computer Programmer
  4. Data Architect
  5. Database Manager
  6. Data Warehouse Developer
  7. Graphic Designer
  8. Information Security Analyst
  9. Full Stack Developer
  1. IT Manager
  2. Mobile Application Developer
  3. Network Security Engineer
  4. Software Developer
  5. Telecommunications Manager
  6. Web Developer
  7. Data Scientist
  8. Data Engineer
  9. Technical Content engineer

 

Top recruiters for Computer Science Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Computer Science engineers-

  1. Amazon
  2. Deloitte
  3. CGI
  4. Mindtree
  5. Infosys
  6. Cognizant
  7. TCS
  8. HCL
  1. Google
  2. Wipro
  3. Tech Mahindra
  4. IBM
  5. Microsoft
  6. Mphasis
  7. HP

 

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Mechanical Engineering

mechanical engineering

 

About
India always had robust heavy-manufacturing industries like steel, metal, forging, automobile and mining. All these industries require a steady inflow of fresh engineering graduates. With the advent of automation, more & more engineers are required to monitor, supervise and fault-diagnose these systems. Mechanical engineers are also required in the IT sector to design & develop ERP solutions as they are supposed to have better understanding of manufacturing and production processes. Sectors like Railways, heavy-engineering, ship yards, ports, mining, defence forces, National highways, metro rail corporation etc are the top employers for mechanical engineers.

Scope of Mechanical engineering

A Mechanical engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for a Mechanical engineer are as follows-

  1. Production engineer
  2. Design engineer
  1. Quality expert
  2. Process specialist

 

Top recruiters for Mechanical Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Mechanical engineers-

  1. IOCL
  2. ONGC
  3. HPCL
  4. BEL
  5. BEML
  1. BHEL
  2. BARC
  3. Ashok Leyland
  4. TATA power
  5. ISRO

 

Civil Engineering

civil engineering

 

About
In the early 20th century, civil engineers were the best recognized engineers in India through their contributions in building huge dams, bridges, ports, airports and railways. During the decades of 70s to 90s, due to non-availability of many infrastructure related developments, the popularity and demand of this branch decreased and except government colleges, majority of private engineering colleges did not offer this branch. This created a vacuum when infrastructure development boomed in the country during the late nineties and early 2000.
All construction projects required site engineers, supervisors and architects; fuelling the demand for civil engineers. All of sudden, there was a rush among the private engineering colleges to open civil engineering branches. It is also simpler to study civil compared to other branches as it has minimal mathematics and no software learning except in the first year. Civil engineers having a lot of job opportunities.

Scope of Civil engineering

Civil engineers can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for a Civil engineer are as follows-

  1. Construction engineer
  2. Geotechnical engineer
  3. Structural engineer
  4. Transportation engineer
  1. Geotechnical engineering
  2. Structural engineering
  3. Earthquake engineering

 

Top recruiters for Civil Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Civil engineers-

  1. Hindustan Construction Company.
  2. L & T.
  3. DLF.
  4. Tata Projects.
  1. Gammon India.
  2. Sobha Developers Ltd.
  3. Shapoorji Pallonji & Company.
  4. Unitech.

 

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Electronics & Communication Engineering

electronics communication engineering

 

About
The top wireless service providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircell, etc do not hire many engineers as they have ready-made installation manuals & fault location systems which can be operated by technicians. Secondly, they hire through campus placements. The absence of the electronics industry in India is another big reason that EC engineers do not have takers in industry. All TVs, mobiles, computers, instruments, PDAs are only assembled in India, not manufactured.

Scope of ECE

An Electronic and Communications engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for an Electronic and Communications engineer are as follows-

  1. Electronics Engineer
  2. Electronics and Communication Engineer
  3. Electronics Design & Development Engineer
  1. Desktop Support Engineer
  2. System Control Engineer

 

Top recruiters for Electronic and Communications Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Electronic and Communications engineers-

  1. Robert Bosch.
  2. Mercedes Benz.
  3. Volvo.
  4. Brigade group.
  1. Texas instruments.
  2. National Instruments.
  3. Cypress Semiconductor.
  4. Tata Elxsi.

 

Electrical Engineering

electrical engineering

 

About
This is the oldest and a core branch of engineering which always had steady demand in terms of employability. All electricity boards, power sector organizations like NTPC, PSUs, railways, defense forces, manufacturing sector, etc require electrical, electrical & electronic and electrical & instrumentation engineers. They are also hired by the IT sector for ERP solutions and for even software development.

Scope of Electrical Engineering

An Electrical engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for an Electrical engineer are as follows-

  1. Electronics Engineer
  2. Electronics and Communication Engineer
  3. Electronics Design & Development Engineer
  1. Desktop Support Engineer
  2. System Control Engineer

 

Top recruiters for Electrical Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Electrical engineers-

  1. Robert Bosch.
  2. Mercedes Benz.
  3. Volvo.
  4. Brigade group.
  1. Texas instruments.
  2. National Instruments.
  3. Cypress Semiconductor.
  4. Tata Elxsi.

 

Also See: Tips on choosing the correct branch for engineering

 

Industrial Engineering

industrial engineering

 

This branch is a combination of engineering & management. It involves operations, manufacturing/production & management. The curriculum includes process & system engineering & financing & engineering management. The degree makes you eligible for techno-managerial positions. The scope of placement is good if a degree is pursued from a good college and it is also a best career option in Engineering Stream.

Scope of Industrial Engineering

An Industrial engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for an Industrial engineer are as follows-

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers.
  2. Cost Estimators.
  3. Health and Safety Engineers.
  4. Industrial Engineering Technicians.
  1. Industrial Production Managers.
  2. Logisticians.
  3. Management Analysts.
  4. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians.

 

Top recruiters for Industrial Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Industrial engineers-

  1. TATA motors
  2. Trident
  3. Nestle
  1. Dabur
  2. Flipkart
  3. Amazon

 

Automobile Engineering

automobile engineering

 

Automobile Engineering teaches you the combination of mechanical, electrical & electronics skills but more or less it can be treated as a subset of the mechanical branch with emphasis on auto line. In recent days the auto sector is booming in India with all international car manufacturers setting up their business & the growth rate is around 25%.

Scope of Automobile Engineering

An Automobile engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for an Automobile engineer are as follows-

  1. Engine designer
  2. Structure engineer
  3. Health and Safety Engineers.
  4. Spare parts Technicians.
  1. Production Managers.
  2. Logisticians.
  3. Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians.
  4. Supervisor

 

Top recruiters for Automobile Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Automobile engineers-

  1. TATA motors
  2. Mahindra
  3. Maruti Suzuki
  1. Ashok Leyland
  2. TVS
  3. Sonalika

 

Textile Engineering

textile engineering

 

It involves the process of conversion of raw materials to finished clothes. The textile engineer has to manage various processes from ginning to spinning to finish. Since courses are available at a few selected colleges, the competition is less & placement opportunities & salaries are fine.

Scope of Textile Engineering
A Textile engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for a Textile engineer are as follows-

  1. Textile engineer
  2. Production engineer
  3. Operation / Management trainee
  1. Quality control Supervisor
  2. Process Improvement Engineer

 

Top recruiters for Textile Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Textile engineers-

  1. Raymond.
  2. Bombay Dyeing.
  3. Mysore Silk.
  4. JCT Limited.
  1. Lakshmi Mills.
  2. Reliance Textiles.
  3. Fabindia.
  4. Grasim Industries.

 

Agricultural Engineering

agricultural engineering

 

It is all about the application of science & technology to agricultural production & processing. It is a really vast field combining various sciences & engineering fields & deals in production & processing agriculture commodities. Since India is moving to the next era in the agriculture field, the scope for production, processing & management is great but at the same time as it is a specialized sector stream so one needs to check his priorities.

Scope of Agricultural Engineering

An Agricultural engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for an Agricultural engineer are as follows-

  1. Farm developer
  2. Mechanical power engineer
  3. farmhouse design expert
  4. farmer
  1. food engineer
  2. water conservation expert
  3. Food operator
  4. Animal care expert

 

Top recruiters for Agricultural Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Agricultural engineers-

  1. Delta Recruitment Consultants
  2. Shella Consultants
  3. Fly Square Solution
  1. Ranstad
  2. ARGC Manpower Consultants

 

Metallurgical Engineering

metallurgical engineering

 

It deals with material science consisting of metallic elements, mixtures & compounds. Although the branch of study is available in most of the top colleges, this is commonly not preferred by students. However, this is a highly valued branch abroad & there are great career opportunities
The popularity and ranking of engineering branches have been driven by demand-supply situation However; each engineering aspirant has to have a long term vision.

Scope of Metallurgical Engineering

A Metallurgical engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for a Metallurgical engineer are as follows-

  1. Conduct Matrial Analyst
  2. Design extraction expert
  1. Quality controller
  2. Alloy expert

 

Top recruiters for Metallurgical Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Metallurgical engineers-

  1. IOCL
  2. SAIL
  3. TATA Steel
  1. MECON Ltd
  2. CSIR-NML

 

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Petroleum Engineering

petroleum engineering

 

Although it is setting foot in India abroad this branch is the highest paid amongst all. The median starting salary for petroleum engineers is $74,240 , with the mid-career salary of $132,320, and with experienced petroleum engineers making around the $186,520 mark. Industry groups anticipate many employees will retire in the next decade, just as the global demand for energy is increasing. The demand for petroleum engineers is expected to exceed the number of individuals trained to fill available positions increasing demand.
Internationally and domestically this demand will advance the careers and the salaries of petroleum engineers.

Scope of Petroleum Engineering

A Petroleum engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for a Petroleum engineer are as follows-

  1. Environmental engineer
  2. Equipment Manager
  3. Drill technician
  4. equipment installation expert
  1. Quality control executive
  2. Inspector
  3. Supervisor
  4. Machinery and tools engineer

 

Top recruiters for Petroleum Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Petroleum engineers-

  1. ESSAR
  2. EXXONMobil Ltd
  3. Aramco
  1. Rasson Energy
  2. iEnergy Innovations

 

 Aerospace Engineering

aerospace engineering

 

Nowadays, a lot of research is taking place. With the advancement in technology, new aircraft and spacecraft are in demand. This gives rise to the demand for Aerospace engineers who are specialised technicians in the field. The branch of engineering deals with the design and development of spacecraft and aircraft. These engineers happen to be one of the highly paid people in the field of engineering.

Scope of Aerospace Engineering
An Aerospace engineer can work in many different job positions. Some of the popular job profiles for an Aerospace engineer are as follows-

  1. Research and development
  2. Quality standards incharge
  1. Robotics engineer
  2. designer

 

Top recruiters for Aerospace Engineers

Let us have a look at the names of the companies that offer the highest packages to Aerospace engineers-

  1. ISRO
  2. DRDO
  3. HAL
  4. NAL
  1. TATA
  2. Mahindra
  3. L&T

 

 

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