Top 4 Highest Paying Law Fields In India

By Jyothi Swaroop Makena

09th August, 2023

If one has a knack for social justice and wants to do something for society on legal grounds, a career in the law field is the best possible option out there. With this career option, one can strengthen the country’s legal and justice system, one can also make a lot of money while doing the same.


Here are the top 4 highest paying law fields in India

The initial years might not grant you more than Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month as salary. But the more successful your practice grows, the higher the salary level will rise within a not-so-long span of time.

Litigation/Trial Advocates

Law Firms/Corporate Counsel

The top firms such as Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co., Nishith Desai Associates, etc. recruit graduates almost every year. The starting salary package they offer would be, on average, around twelve to fourteen lakhs per annum for a law graduate.

Judges in the Supreme Court are currently paid around Rs. 90,000 per month. Judges enjoy other special privileges along with their salary. Most judges are provided health benefits, expense accounts, and contributions to retirement plans, made on their behalf. 

Judicial Services/Civil Services

Academia/Professor of Law

Professors recruited by National Law Universities and top private law schools would be paid anywhere from Rs 50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000. Like litigation, this profession would pay depending on work experience and educational qualifications.

Many govt and private law firms pay huge amount of money to deserving candidates. Law field aspirants can choose one of the filed and make money along with working for society and justice. A little experience in the field and you are good to go.