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2012 Green Card Report: Top Work City

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RankWork CityGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Redmond, WA4,477$95,461
2NEW YORK, NY3,948$104,014
3Teaneck, NJ2,374$75,114
4Houston, TX1,605$85,757
5San Jose, CA1,444$105,665
6Los Angeles, CA1,080$67,880
7Chicago, IL905$86,914
8Sunnyvale, CA899$110,792
9Edison, NJ772$83,460
10FREMONT, CA767$93,892
11Santa Clara, CA764$106,363
12San Diego, CA749$92,301
13Mountain View, CA657$114,335
14Dallas, TX641$85,380
15San Francisco, CA594$105,853
16BROOKLYN, NY566$52,635
17Irving, TX554$85,269
18Jersey City, NJ528$102,993
19Atlanta, GA525$85,689
20Seattle, WA454$104,496
21WASHINGTON, DC442$77,489
22Austin, TX438$87,982
23Miami, FL434$81,685
24Princeton, NJ407$87,117
25Boston, MA406$100,579
26Palo Alto, CA398$111,328
27Piscataway, NJ387$86,721
28Irvine, CA383$84,059
29Iselin, NJ372$82,350
30Herndon, VA349$88,021
31Pittsburgh, PA331$85,214
32Milpitas, CA306$103,025
33Farmington Hills, MI299$73,723
34RESTON, VA282$93,428
35Plano, TX271$89,727
36Tampa, FL265$81,445
37South Plainfield, NJ251$84,329
38Cambridge, MA243$97,878
39Troy, MI241$80,039
40Phoenix, AZ231$84,133
41Alpharetta, GA229$86,612
42Detroit, MI227$87,052
43Richardson, TX226$86,041
44Cupertino, CA223$104,098
45Rockville, MD213$82,091
46Philadelphia, PA212$87,811
47McLean, VA209$86,116
47Fairfax, VA209$82,377
49Naperville, IL208$80,381
50Bellevue, WA206$96,774
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 Work City 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 4,477 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Redmond, WA. The average salary of those 4,477 permanent labor certifications was $95,461. 3,948 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were NEW YORK, NY. The average salary of those 3,948 permanent labor certifications was $104,014. 2,374 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Teaneck, NJ. The average salary of those 2,374 permanent labor certifications was $75,114.

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