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2012 H1B Visa Report: Top H1B Visa Occupation

Rank: 1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200

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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
151Physical Scientists, All Other233$63,426
152Training and Development Managers230$84,792
153Registered Nurses*229$62,856
154Postsecondary Teachers, All Other228$92,510
154Media and Communication Workers, All Other228$45,253
156Public Relations Managers225$100,234
156Designers, All Other225$40,902
158Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sa222$117,326
159Chemical Technicians220$42,791
160Education Teachers, Postsecondary215$64,921
162Personnel Recruiters204$52,075
163Natural Sciences Managers200$139,096
163Physics Teachers, Postsecondary200$69,116
165Chefs and Head Cooks195$49,070
166Personal Financial Advisors194$82,868
168Mental Health Counselors185$40,319
169Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary183$67,020
169Special Education Teachers, Middle School183$53,155
169Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks183$37,740
172Landscape Architects182$54,243
173Rehabilitation Counselors179$33,609
174Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary177$64,101
175Multimedia Artists and Animators176$75,333
176Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construct175$60,654
176English Language and Literature Teachers, Postseco175$53,172
178Urban and Regional Planners172$61,249
179Producers and Directors167$77,261
180Marine Engineers and Naval Architects163$88,226
181Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialis161$63,359
183Paralegals and Legal Assistants158$55,035
183Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products158$52,260
185Directors, Religious Activities and Education157$39,430
186Dentists, All Other Specialists154$131,544
187Meeting and Convention Planners150$45,002
187Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/150$43,865
190Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary147$75,554
191Financial Managers, Branch or Department143$143,302
191Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining 143$89,069
194Atmospheric and Space Scientists141$68,685
194Dietitians and Nutritionists141$57,406
194Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists141$54,691
197Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and F140$52,511
198Private Sector Executives139$202,777
199Judicial Law Clerks137$50,860
200Communications Teachers, Postsecondary136$60,058
The above report lists the top 100 Occupation submitted by US emplloyer in fiscal year 2011. The H1B Visa Petitions is the number of Labor Condition Application(LCA) for H1B Visa. . The number includes new, renew and transfer of LCA. The Average Salary is the average proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors(employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. Our algorithm uses the middle point of the range to calculate the average salary.

For Example, the first record on this report means that in fiscal year 2011 233 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Physical Scientists, All Other. The average salary of those 233 LCA is $63,426.

*: The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.

A new LCA is needed if the foreigner worker changes his or her work location(even within the same state and same company), because the prevailing wage of the position depends on geographic location. However, if the new location is within the same Metropolitan Statistical Area or normal commuting distance, no new LCA is needed.

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