Bengaluru emerged as the highest paying city in India with the average annual cost to company (CTC) for all talents of Rs 10.8 lakh per annum. Pune and Delhi-NCR are second and third on the list with average CTC of ₹10.3 lakh and ₹9.9 lakh respectively.
Pharma and healthcare industry stood out as the most paying industry for Indians with an average annual CTC of 9.6 lakh across all levels. Professional services were the second highest paying across the country with Rs 9.4 lakh CTC, followed by Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) with avearge CTC of Rs 9.2 lakh. The IT sector (Rs 9.1 lakh) and infrastructure, real estate and construction (Rs 9.1 lakh) took the fourth and fifth position respectively, in the list of India’ most lucrative industries .