Highest-paying career options in the field of Education

Want to build your career in the field of Education? Here, we are enlisting top 5 highest paying jobs available in the field of education.

Created On: Nov 15, 2017 18:51 IST
Modified On: Nov 21, 2017 18:24 IST
Highest paying jobs in the field of Education
Highest paying jobs in the field of Education

It isn’t only we, but the people from all around who are witnessing the changes in the education system. We often see the changes in education system are made and adopted to upgrade the existing one. As a result of this, we find the current curriculum standard adopted by schools, colleges, and universities is different from the older version. The face of current education system has been completely changed. We can only imagine how a few people make their fortune by joining such an ever changing field. Though career in the field of education is generally not considered as a path towards financial prosperity, but there are some high-paying jobs too, available in this field. In this article, we have provided you the details of 5 highest paying jobs available in the field of Education.


The vice-chancellor is one of most important functionary who leads both the executive and academic wing of the University. While evaluating the academic programs, policies, procedures and guidelines, a vice chancellor requires drawing a concrete plan and directing the executive and academic wing for the implementation in the University.  Apart from these responsibilities, a vice-chancellor needs to direct the different faculties, evaluate and review the academic and curriculum programs. Moreover, there are so many managerial responsibilities that a vice chancellor require to fulfil. It’s one of the highest posts that are available in a University. So, vice-chancellors are paid enough. As a vice chancellor, you can earn more than Rs. 1 lakh per month.

Academic Dean

It’s one of highest ranking posts available in all the Universities. The prime focus of an Academic dean is developing, administering, and promoting the academic programs and academic support functions of the University.  Apart from these things, developing recommendations for nomination, retention, promotion, tenure, and compensation are among the major responsibilities that an academic dean need to fulfil. Moreover, the responsibilities of coordinating and promoting academic proposals, changes, reviews, and other academic matters with other deans of the universities is given to the academic dean. An academic dean earns more than a 1 lakh. per month.


A professor who specialises in any of the wide variety of subjects imparts lectures in classrooms. Some professors teach academic subjects while other professors impart valuable knowledge on career-related subjects. Though, teaching students is the main task that they are assigned but their job responsibility varies with the kind of organization they are employed in. Some professors work for big Universities where they spend a major portion of time on conducting researches and experiments while the other professors teach courses, help students to improve their knowledge and skills, develop the instructional plan for the course they teach, assess students’ progress, and other associated works. The salary of a professor can range anywhere between Rs. 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh per month.


A registrar of a University is the person who takes care of the records related to the students. For it, he maintains official student lists, their reports, statistic, and publish student directory. Apart from this, validating ID cards, certifying student’s enrolment, generating ad hoc list, interpreting and enforcing academic regulations, collecting grades from the faculty, producing ranks in report cards, preparing, publishing, and distributing class and examination schedules, and storing and preserving the academic records of the students are also the responsibilities of a registrar. 


There are many jobs available in the field of Education that are considered as high-paying job. Vice-chancellor, Academic dean, Professor and registrar are among them. In this article, we have given a detailed account of these high-paying jobs.

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