sk someone about the highest-paying jobs in Pakistan and you’d come across the answers like an accountant, doctors, lawyers, surgeons, or pilots.
But with the world becoming a tech-driven space, digital jobs will take over the traditional roles in every sector. So, now is the best time to prepare yourself for technology jobs so you don’t have to starve in the future.
Tech itself is a vast field and there are millions of jobs under the umbrella. So, if you’re looking for the highest-paying jobs in Pakistan with growth in the future, here are some recommendations.
These top powerful jobs in Pakistan are listed according to the current demands in the corporate industry and an in-depth survey on the job portals.
Let’s get started…
Data scientists are the ones who solve complex problems by learning data. The role combines the knowledge of computer science, statistics, and mathematics. By analyzing and processing the data, they interpret results to create actionable plans for organizations. It makes them the key player as the companies depend on their analysis.
In Pakistan, there’s an ever-increasing demand for credible data analysts. Apart from the few aspiring data scientists, we need more people to serve this field.
To qualify for this role, you need a degree in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ Software Engineering, an in-depth understanding of machine learning algorithms, strong proficiency in Python and other programming languages, experience in the role, and knowledge of data structures and modeling.
Since there are a few companies in Pakistan that are working on big data technologies so the jobs are not widely available. But if you manage to get the role at any company, your starting salary will be above 60,000 according to Payscale. The salary will vary according to your experience and expertise. A good performer can take above 100,000 at home on a monthly basis.
- Average Salary: Rs. 60-80,000/month
The best thing about living in today’s world is the rise in Internet jobs, pay per click advertising is one of them. PPC specialists are marketing professionals who manage PPC ad campaigns. Their job roles include keyword research, strategy designing, metrics tracking, optimizing conversions. If you’re in the lead role, you also need to handle cross-team collaboration.
A good PPC manager or specialist can make the company’s fortune by running result-driven ad campaigns. It opens the chances of people reaching your website with a click. Due to the lack of expert PPC managers in Pakistan, the role is in demand. Secondly, if you are a good specialist, you can also run your own online company as the role covers all areas of marketing.
The starting salary of a PPC specialist is above Rs. 60,000 but if you’re working for the highest paying companies in Pakistan you can earn up to 100,000/month or more.
- Average Salary: Rs, 60-70,000/month
What would be the digital world without software engineers? Any application, software or ERP systems we used today are the work of software engineers. They are computer professionals who build software products, computer games, using their knowledge of engineering and programming languages knowledge. With the growing digitization in Pakistan, software engineering jobs will only increase with time.
You need a computer science/engineering degree and knowledge of programming languages like Java, Python, C#, Mean, Ruby, and Object-Oriented Design. It also requires a good command of mathematics, logical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Other than that, it also requires extensive knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and design principles to make user-friendly software.
Fortunately, there are a good number of software houses in Pakistan that are always looking for software developers/engineers to add value to their team. So, being an experienced professional in this field, you aren’t going to starve anytime.
The average salary of an experienced software engineer in Pakistan is above Rs. 70,000 and can vary according to the company, experience, and skillset. The minimum salary in this position is Rs. 35-40,000/month. And the highest can be above 200,000 if you’re doing great in the role.
- Average Salary: Rs. 70-90,000/month
You must have heard about front-end developer or back-end developers but who’s a full-stack developer? As the name denotes, it’s someone who manages both the front-end and back-end of a website or an application. They handle projects which include website creation, working with the databases and keeping up with the clients with the project phases.
Being a quality full-stack developer, you open opportunities from top-notch companies in making especially IT ones. You can also work as a freelancer and earn on your own because people are launching applications, websites on a regular basis and they need developers who can bring their ideas to reality.
An average salary of a full-stack developer with experience in the field is around Rs. 80,000 and can go up to 200,000 depending on your skills and portfolio.
- Average Salary: 80,000 – 100,000/month
Becoming a tech influencer with an organic following isn’t as easy as it seems. You need to find your niche, stand for it and grow further with it. The job of an influencer is to create regular content, engage the audience, and promote products in their preferred niche. Social media influencer is a diversified field and it’s divided into types such as the influencers with a huge following are called mega influencers. Then there are macro, micro, and nano influencers according to the followers they have.
If you further categorize the field according to the content they produce, you’ll find a number of bloggers, YouTubers, Podcasters, and vloggers in Pakistan. Irfan Junejo, Mooro, Junaid Akram, Zaid Ali T, Karachi Vynz, and Bekaar Films, are the few first to join the bandwagon. In Pakistan, you can count the tech influencers on your fingers so if you choose this field and work hard on it, you can be an influencer with millions in a pocket.
Influencers have multiple income streams so they don’t have a fixed amount as salaries. Brands hire them to promote their products, they also earn through affiliate links and views on their YouTube channels. So, any influencer with a huge following can earn up to 1 million per year. But in the initial stages, you need to work hard to grow your channel, and that too without expecting the money. Once you have a great number of subscribers or followers that’s where the money will start flowing.
Digital Marketing Manager
The Internet is filled with resources telling how to be a successful digital marketing professional but you need years of experience and a unique combination of skills to achieve this position. A digital marketing manager is a marketing enthusiast who’s responsible for creating online marketing strategies for startups and enterprises. They are in charge of running online campaigns and making sure that the campaigns help them achieve the desired results. From the website to social media channels, they manage trends and tricks to bring the company on top of search results.
Since it’s a diversified field so it requires a combination of hard and soft skills. A marketing degree and good grasp on website analytics, trends, sales funnel SEO, search console, Facebook Ads, and other ads platforms to extract results from online campaigns. Other than this, a manager also needs communication skills, team management skills, and decision-making capabilities to make the most of the invested amount and time.
In Pakistan, there are a number of design agencies or digital marketing agencies that are always in search of digital marketing managers to grow their sales. Being a digital marketing specialist you can also offer services on an hourly basis to entrepreneurs or companies.
The average salary of digital marketing managers is above Rs. 80,000 and can vary up to 2-300,000 depending on the organization, experience, and the nature of the job.
- Average Salary: 1,00,000/month
Every company has its projects to work on on a day-to-day basis. But the projects are impossible to accomplish without a project manager. The person is responsible for drafting meeting agendas, taking meeting notes, assembling the team on one objective, handling team communication, conflicts, and much more. Whether you’re running a marketing campaign or an IT project, you need a credible project manager who can lead the team and tasks in the right way.
To become a successful PM you need a ton of experience along with knowledge of project management tools and techniques. A degree in project management or business management will also be value-adding for your career. More than the technical skills, the role requires soft skills such as leadership, communication, conflict resolution, team-building, and decision-making capabilities.
Every company in Pakistan requires a PM to tackle the projects.
The starting salary for an entry-level position starts from Rs. 30,000/month whereas on average you can earn above Rs. 80,000. If you’re too good and an experienced professional in this role, you can make around 1-120,000 per month.
- Average Salary: 1,00,000/month
You’ve heard about the term ‘blockchain’ rarely in Pakistan but this the most sought, well-paid job in Pakistan. It’s also going to be a demanding role in the future. A blockchain developer develops innovative solutions to challenging problems through applications based on blockchain architecture and protocol. There are two types of blockchain developers; core blockchain developers, and blockchain software developers.
Core blockchain developers are responsible for designing the network architecture, blockchain protocols, network architectures, and security patterns for the network. While blockchain software developers are responsible for developing smart contracts, front-end designs for decentralized applications, backend development pertaining to the blockchain. And to do well in this role, you need adept knowledge of blockchain technologies.
On Rozee.pk, there are a few jobs for a stellar blockchain developer but all are highly paid to start from 100,000 per month. So, you can imagine the importance of this role and the increasing demand in the future. It’s also one of the highest paying jobs in the computer science field in Pakistan.
- Average Salary: 1,00,000/month
It’s easy to launch a business in Pakistan but it takes heart and sweat to make it successful. And once you face the hardships in the initial years of the business, you can be a multi-millionaire in the future. Being an entrepreneur, you’ll have multiple income streams, a stable platform to launch projects and get leads. And the best part you can employ people under your leadership and open door to opportunities for others.
To be a successful entrepreneur, you don’t need a degree but having it can be a bonus. Instead, you require experience, a positive attitude, communication, strategic thinking, and leadership skills to stay on top of all the hurdles your business will come across. You might need an initial 5 years to make your business stable.
Starting from Rs.0 per month, you can make it to 1-1,50,000 per month with the peace of mind of not working under a bad boss.
Chief Financial Officer – CFO
Every organization needs a financial officer to handle the finances of the company. The person who’s responsible to lead the finances of any company is called Chief Financial Officer. The duties include tracking cash flow, financial planning according to the company’s strengths and weaknesses, managing accounting divisions, and ensuring the accurate running of financial operations. It’s the third-highest position in the company which requires handling everything related to cash flow.
It takes years to reach the top-tier level of any organization. But the requirement, degree, certifications, and experience in the field can give weight to your position over others. So, if you’re an adept team player and love being around finances, the role can be the best fit for you.
In Pakistan, the role is ever increasing and will remain the same in the future due to the growing digitization and startup culture. If not for a company, you can also work as a consultant and earn money at an hourly rate.
- Average Salary: Rs. 1,50,000/month
Medical and accountancy both are the highest paid profession in Pakistan but with digitization getting better every day, tech jobs will become widely available in every sector. So, instead of going for jobs for the highest salary in the Pakistan government, let’s adopt the digital world from today.
Side note: Some of these jobs offer less than 100,000 as an average salary. But that shouldn’t discourage you as all these jobs have the potential to grow with a rise in salary in future.
Image credits: Unsplash
I prefer books and diaries more than phones and Facebook. Soulfully connected to Pakistan. And I passionately believe that I can change the world through blogging.