Salary in India for NRI?

Job of a tech lead or technical lead is basically to plan, design, growth and release of technology-driven products and applications. He or she is the one who offers design requirements as well as solutions. Therefore it would not be wrong to say that a tech lead plays the most pivotal role in an organization with his or her leadership being tested at crucial junctures starting right from the planning to the delivery of applications.

Salary of Tech Lead

As a tech lead you are entitled to a relatively handsome pay packet, with your average salary ranging from INR 456,951 – INR 1,156,464 per year (Software Testing). Here is how the leading companies pay their technical leads belonging to different categories:

Categories Companies Average Salaries (per annum in INR)
Technical Lead Wipro INR 389 000- INR 1 200 000 (with an average of INR 830 295 annually)
IBM INR 500 000- INR 1 450 000 (with an average of INR 950 000 annually)
Infosys INR 400 000- INR 1 200 000 (with an average of INR 783 034 annually)
Mindtree INR 500 000- INR 1 200 000 (with an average of INR 856 909 annually)
HCL Technologies(Infrastructure Services Division) INR 555 000- INR 1 050 000 (with an average of INR 805 667 annually)
Aricent INR 874 000- INR 1 300 000 (with an average of INR 990 550 annually)
Yahoo INR 1 000 000- INR 1 500 000 (with an average of INR 1 270 000 annually)
GlobalLogic INR 700 000- INR 1 020 000 (with an average of INR 892 914 annually)
Technical Test Lead Infosys INR 400 000- INR 1 160 000 (with an average of INR 768 000 annually)
Senior Technical Lead Aricent Technologies INR 800 000- INR 1 350 000 (with an average of INR 1 000 000 annually)
Huawei Technologies INR 1 200 000- INR 1 640 000 (with an average of INR 1 470 000 annually)
HCL Technologies (Infrastructure Services Division) INR 800 000- INR 1 500 000 (with an average of INR 1 150 000 annually)
Aricent Technologies INR 1 200 000 – INR 1 550 000 (with an average of INR 1 430 000 annually)
Technical Project Lead Huawei Technologies INR 800 000 – INR 1 500 000 (with an average of INR 1 150 000 annually)
Technical Team Lead IBM INR 400 000 – INR 1 200 000 (with an average of INR 799 083 annually)
Technical Lead (Testing) Aricent Technologies Ltd INR 1 100 000 – INR 1 470 000 (with an average of INR 1 280 000 annually)
Software Test Lead Accenture INR 468 000 – INR 1 097 697
HCL Technologies Ltd. INR 144 966 – INR 962 991
Infosys INR 440 948 – INR 1 031 192
IBM Global Services INR 322 500 – INR 746 952
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. INR 488 335 – INR 638 713
Capgemini INR 477 033 – INR 1 030 420
Wipro Technologies Ltd INR 367 663 – INR 1 066 538
Hewlett-Packard Company INR 419 975 – INR 900 000
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd INR 508 682 – INR 907 571

The range of salaries is directly proportional to an employee’s experience at a particular concern: Here is how the salary of technical lead stands by job category and experience
Job Category Experience Salary
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technical Lead 5-9 years INR 248 752 – INR 1 379 844
10-19 years INR 503 353 – INR 1 787 928
Software Test Lead 1-4 years INR 209 475 – INR 653 619
5-9 years INR 449 716 – INR 1 070 128
10-19 years INR 504 000 – INR 1 345 189

Salary variations based on different cities exist, with a view to compensate employees according to the corresponding costs of living in these cities:
Categories Cities Average Salaries (per annum in INR)
Software Test Lead Chennai INR 399 640 – INR 951 624
Noida INR 405 470 – INR 1 075 137
Pune INR 490 152 – INR 1 063 597
Bengaluru INR 438 520 – INR 1 165 844
Hyderabad INR 404 898 – INR 1 186 025
Gurgaon INR 591 895 – INR 1 302 813
Mumbai INR 445 335 – INR 1 038 413
GIS TECH Lead Chennai INR 820 000 – INR 1 501 514
Bengaluru INR 244 168 – INR 1 524 738

Additional Benefits

The overall bucket of benefits designed for tech leads put significant influence on other fields like Software and GIS and act as major factor of motivation. Listed below are some of them:

  • Life Insurance/Disability
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Gym/Health Club
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Timing
  • Certification Reimbursement (Software)
  • Paid Sick Leaves (GIS tech leads)
  • Private Medical Insurance (GIS)

Education and Skills required:

Graduates in Mathematics, Computer Science or Information Systems are preferred Desired skills in IT architecture, data management, systems life cycle management, network security, information management, infrastructure management etc
*Salaries and benefits are subject to change without prior notice.