Pay for botanists are very good. Teachers and researchers begin with Rs 2 Lakhs to Rs 2.5 lakhs per year. While with higher qualifications the salaries get better.
While working as a biological technician or in a herbarium is the immediate thing after graduation in botany, Botany opens doors to many careers. Graduates in botany can go for higher studies and work in area of bio technology, bio chemistry, food science, microbiology and environmental science to name a few. One can join a university and teach as well can join a research organization. They can work in the field of agriculture and horticulture also. Careers in ecology and toxicology are also open to graduates of botany.