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2013 Green Card Report: Top Job Title

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RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Software Developers, Applications7,289$101,418
2Computer Software Engineers, Applications6,346$94,716
3Computer Systems Analysts4,139$96,126
4COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST1,910$83,649
5Software Developers, Systems Software1,666$111,001
6Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,594$100,593
7Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software1,333$103,276
8Computer and Information Systems Managers1,042$127,272
9Mechanical Engineers790$85,881
10Internists, General779$188,988
11Network and Computer Systems Administrators741$86,988
12Financial Analysts687$123,208
13Accountants and Auditors622$81,270
14Database Administrators586$91,083
15Marketing Managers575$130,830
16Operations Research Analysts537$90,771
17Industrial Engineers496$86,652
18Computer Software Engineer, Applications485$93,336
19Management Analysts481$110,001
20Electrical Engineers443$89,378
21Software Engineer433$87,392
22Computer Software Engineer431$83,569
23Computer Programmers391$77,990
24Software Developer, Applications370$95,590
25Assistant Professor364$88,557
26Statisticians361$88,680
27Civil Engineers357$79,534
28Sales Engineers335$103,641
29FINANCIAL MANAGERS328$141,051
30Computer and Information Systems Manager280$134,917
31Programmer Analyst274$79,061
32Accountants266$77,256
33Engineering Managers265$120,531
34Market Research Analyst251$54,625
35Market Research Analysts244$65,773
36Operations Research Analyst241$69,896
37Business Teachers, Postsecondary225$121,467
38Mechanical Engineer223$75,881
39Architectural and Engineering Managers214$126,674
40Management Analyst196$106,517
41Logisticians187$78,946
42COMPUTER PROGRAMMER175$74,049
43Chemical Engineers169$97,682
44Physicians and Surgeons, All Other167$245,791
45Occupational Therapist163$71,993
46Software Developers, Applications (15-1132)161$98,302
47Database Administrator157$78,011
48Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary155$80,335
49Systems Analyst154$79,248
50Computer Support Specialists151$93,570
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 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, 7,289 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 7,289 permanent labor certifications was $101,418. 6,346 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Software Engineers, Applications. The average salary of those 6,346 permanent labor certifications was $94,716. 4,139 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 4,139 permanent labor certifications was $96,126.

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