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Bangalore best salary paying city in India

Average salary in 2012 Rs 600,000

Bibhu Ranjan Mishra  |  Bangalore 

Bangalore continues to lead as the best salary paying city in India followed by Pune and Mumbai.

According to a recent survey conducted by recruitment tendering platform and, the average salary in Bangalore in calendar year 2012 stood at Rs 6,13,100 whereas it was Rs 5,42,432 in Pune. The average salary of professionals in Mumbai was Rs 5,14,607 crore.

The surprise addition to the top ten best salary paying cities in India in 2012 was Jaipur which replaced Lucknow followed to occupy the tenth position, said the survey.

The average median salary for IT professionals was also the highest in Bangalore (Rs 3,96,935 to Rs 17,26,551) followed by Pune (Rs 3,28,412 to Rs 16,17,959).

However, Mumbai offered the best salary to sales professional in 2012 with median salary in the range of Rs 3,32,412 to Rs 16,13,510, it added.

“There's no doubt that a sweet compensation package does a great deal to lure employees to any location. But salary isn't everything. It’s not surprising that Silicon Valley Bangalore lands in the top spot again on a new ranking of top cities that offer the best-paying jobs,” said Rajesh Kumar, CEO, &

The report is based on a survey among 2189 employers across 18 major cities in India.

First Published: Mon, January 28 2013. 15:27 IST