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2013 Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industry

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RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,785$92,840
2Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,158$86,773
3Software Publishers 2,897$110,017
4Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,140$84,501
5Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,082$102,875
6Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,000$101,542
7Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,254$109,968
8Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,148$102,417
9General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,139$150,435
10Offices of Physicians 1,075$173,825
11Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,066$134,239
12Scientific Research and Development Services 915$92,129
13Elementary and Secondary Schools 892$51,489
14Other Financial Investment Activities 722$118,062
15Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 714$88,243
15Full-Service Restaurants 714$44,466
17Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 642$110,997
18Insurance Carriers 521$98,454
19Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 449$89,938
20Offices of Other Health Practitioners 439$69,518
21Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 389$98,853
22Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 381$96,247
23Depository Credit Intermediation 357$105,098
24Employment Services 343$88,300
25Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 342$103,232
26Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 339$91,681
27Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 337$94,516
28Other Information Services 329$101,024
29Health and Personal Care Stores 309$99,702
30Management of Companies and Enterprises 305$112,500
31Offices of Dentists 290$120,988
32Religious Organizations 284$43,892
33Nondepository Credit Intermediation 269$93,559
34Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 252$88,781
35Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 248$82,693
36Legal Services 244$118,269
37Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 242$94,105
38Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 236$98,046
39Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 235$100,142
40Animal Slaughtering and Processing 229$22,655
41Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 220$96,498
42Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 203$96,329
43Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 199$85,944
44Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 193$77,591
45Nursing Care Facilities 188$53,486
46Nonresidential Building Construction 185$76,557
47Private Households 181$25,932
48Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 173$85,925
49Outpatient Care Centers 169$103,897
50Grocery Stores 167$64,209
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 NAICS Industry who have filed the largest numbers of permanent labor certifications under PERM in fiscal year 2012. 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 2012, 20,785 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Design and Related Services 5415. The average salary of those 20,785 permanent labor certifications was $92,840. 3,158 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6113. The average salary of those 3,158 permanent labor certifications was $86,773. 2,897 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Publishers 5112. The average salary of those 2,897 permanent labor certifications was $110,017.

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