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2012 Green Card Report: Top Job Title

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RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Software Engineers, Applications10,286$93,804
2Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software4,621$98,565
3Computer Systems Analysts3,352$90,743
4Computer Systems Analyst3,342$75,681
5Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,253$102,674
6Computer Software Engineer, Applications1,017$92,766
7Software Engineer971$85,855
8Operations Research Analysts816$90,899
9Financial Analysts809$113,651
10COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS764$73,408
11Computer and Information Systems Managers763$121,750
12Mechanical Engineers707$83,644
13Computer Software Engineer660$81,423
14Network and Computer Systems Administrators613$82,341
15Electrical Engineers591$87,564
16Database Administrators581$87,965
17Accountants575$76,747
18Engineering Managers551$116,845
19Internists, General542$184,819
20Market Research Analysts536$65,447
21computer and information systems manager481$124,190
22Programmer Analyst456$74,391
23Operations Research Analyst443$75,030
24Management Analysts439$101,220
25Market Research Analyst418$56,773
26Civil Engineers391$77,417
27Computer Programmer343$69,344
28Marketing Managers338$123,968
29Industrial Engineers329$84,974
30Systems Analyst312$76,753
31Assistant Professor302$83,537
32Statisticians300$89,930
33COOKS, RESTAURANT283$25,808
34Mechanical Engineer277$79,061
35ACCOUNTANT272$57,780
36Sales Engineers271$97,534
37Financial Analyst256$99,245
38Auditors249$84,142
39Chefs and Head Cooks245$44,461
40Management Analyst202$89,015
41Cook196$25,319
42Computer and Information Scientists, Research193$97,881
43Physicians and Surgeons, All Other187$200,573
44Database Administrator178$74,611
45Pharmacist176$110,690
45Computer SW Engineer, Systems176$99,195
47Computer Software Engineers, Systems175$95,053
48Business Teachers, Postsecondary172$108,952
49Computer Software Engineer, Systems Software170$98,512
49Occupational Therapist170$67,790
Note: To obtain employment based green card in United States, most foreign workers will have to go through 3 steps: 1). Permanent Labor Certification(ETA Form 9089), 2). Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker(Form I-140), 3). Adjust of Status to a permanent resident of the United States(Form I485).

The above report lists the top Job Title who have filed the largest numbers of permanent labor certifications under PERM in fiscal year 2011. The Green Card Petitions on the report is the number of permanent labor certifications for Green Card filed under PERM. The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications. The Average Salary is the average proffered salary on ETA Form 9089.

A permanent labor certification issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the United States. Once received (if required), the employer then files an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the appropriate employment-based preference category.

The Department of Labor must certify to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that 1). there are no qualified Americian workers(U.S. Citizens or permanent residents) able, willing, qualified and available to accept the job at the prevailing wage for that occupation in the area of intended employment, 2) employment of the alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed American workers, like U.S. citizents or permanent residents.

Sometimes the green card sponsors did not enter a specific salary on ETA Form 9089, but used a salary range with minimum and maximum salary. Our algorithm uses the middle point of the range to calculate the average salary. Please review the certification details to understand the salary range.

For example, the first three records on this report mean that in fiscal year 2011, 10,286 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Software Engineers, Applications. The average salary of those 10,286 permanent labor certifications was $93,804. 4,621 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software. The average salary of those 4,621 permanent labor certifications was $98,565. 3,352 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 3,352 permanent labor certifications was $90,743.

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