As college grads brace up to face the corporate challenge, it would only be advisable for them to browse through the top high paying entry level jobs in the country at present, so that they can gauge the kind of salaries to be earned by them based on their specialties. Listed below are a few of the entry level jobs that pay handsomely:

Investment Banking: Investment Bankers guide their clients on matters relating to financial decisions like mergers and acquisitions. The knack for etching out effective strategies for clients is one of the key qualities sought in potential Investment Bankers. They can earn something around INR 12, 00, 000 per annum on average. A certified financial analyst or a chartered accountant can be considered for this profile as well

Chartered Accountancy: A potential CA or Chartered Accountant can choose from among a variety of opportunities in the field ranging from auditing, cost accounting, banking and consultancy, tax management etc. These individuals have to acquire a certificate from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The entry level salary, as far as this job is concerned, is something around INR 5, 00, 00- INR 7, 00,000 per year.

Analytics: Individuals skilled in respective fields in Analytics are much in demand nowadays. Analytics goes much beyond its core concept of

analyzing data. It involves the understanding of the gap between business objectives and implementation and to help the company realize its goals, by due understanding. Here, too a fresher can earn around INR 5, 00,000 per year on an average.

Consultants: The entry level pay packet of consultants is something around INR 4, 00, 000- INR 6, 00,000 per annum. One of the possible reasons why they receive such high salaries can be attributed to the range of job responsibilities shouldered by them that include research on the industry that the client belongs to, understanding his requirements, perform industry benchmark analysis etc.

Oil and Natural Gas: India presents a host of opportunities in both the private and the public sectors. The Public Sector Undertakings or PSUs pay high salaries along with other impressive perks and benefits. An aspirant can expect an annual average salary of INR 3, 50,000 – INR 6, 00, 000 per annum as a fresher here. The major PSUs hiring in this sector are Bharat Petroleum and ONGC while the private sector companies are Reliance Energy, British Gas etc.