Varanasi, commonly known as Banaras and Kashi is the oldest city originated at bank of Ganga river in UP ( Uttar Pradesh). Varanasi has one third of its population employed and rest of the population is working its own or engaged in primary sector. Two fifth of the employed population work in manufacturing sector, one third in commerce and one fifth is engaged in services. In manufacturing sector, half of the people are engaged in spinning and weaving. Manufacturing sector is not much developed. There is absence of groups of large scale manufacturing units which could help boosting the economic activities of the city. Varanasi has large number of small scale manufacturing units and household production which generate income for the economy of Varanasi. There is presence of heavy Industries in Varanasi since decades.

Railway’s locomotive and spare part work employs large part of population. BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) is another heavy Industry which manufactures heavy equipments and also repair them.

Varanasi professional Varanasi is well connected with rest of the country through railway network, roadway network, and airway network. City have access of three National Highway : NH-2, NH-29, NH-56 and four state highways which help in boosting economic activities. The city has huge potential for development of industries.

Salaries of professionals in Varanasi

Salaries in Varanasi are close to the national average. But varanasi pays lesser than the average of Metropolitan average. Operation Managers have their average annual package of Rs 5.5 lakh. Account officers get their average annual package of Rs 3 Lakh. The salaries of some professionals are given the following table.

Salaries of some professionals in Varanasi
Profession Salary
Managers in Operations Rs 5.5 Lakh
Sales Executives Rs 2.5 Lakh
Sr Sales Executives Rs 4.5 Lakh
Computer Operator Rs 1.6 Lakh
Education Counselor Rs 1.4 Lakh
School Teacher Rs 2.5 lakh
Account Officer Rs 3 Lakh

Salaries of IIT-BHU pass outs

Deemed Institute IIT- BHU (Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University) is located in Varanasi. Institutes provide the highest level of Education to their students. Average annual salary of IIT alumni is Rs 10 lakh. The salaries of some professional alums are shown in the following Chart.