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2013 Green Card Report: Top Occupation

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RankOccupationGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Software Engineers, Applications12,508$95,523
2Computer Systems Analysts6,884$91,510
3Software Developers, Applications4,798$99,436
4Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software2,886$103,452
5Electronics Engineers, Except Computer2,063$100,564
6Computer and Information Systems Managers1,741$127,142
7Internists, General1,120$184,068
7Mechanical Engineers1,120$83,320
9Software Developers, Systems Software999$109,028
10Financial Analysts879$120,327
11Operations Research Analysts850$83,205
12Accountants and Auditors844$78,468
13Network and Computer Systems Administrators843$85,851
14Database Administrators812$88,392
14Computer Programmers812$77,883
16Management Analysts774$105,133
17Marketing Managers751$129,005
18Industrial Engineers616$85,482
19Market Research Analysts580$61,152
20Electrical Engineers570$88,516
21Engineering Managers508$121,045
22Civil Engineers483$79,402
24Sales Engineers455$100,750
25Financial Managers443$133,250
27Business Teachers, Postsecondary356$124,050
28Cooks, Restaurant346$28,319
29Network and Computer Systems Administrators*295$84,841
30Occupational Therapists265$74,821
32Physicians and Surgeons, All Other254$233,989
33Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*249$59,567
34Dentists, General248$128,300
35Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists238$49,962
36General and Operations Managers236$127,350
36Chefs and Head Cooks236$57,565
38Computer and Information Scientists, Research233$105,473
39Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary232$79,499
40Instructional Coordinators223$49,629
41Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education221$51,446
43Sales Managers211$117,629
43Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary211$59,330
45Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers210$17,715
47Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary206$117,916
48Chemical Engineers205$97,148
50Medical and Health Services Managers200$92,279
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 Occupation 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, 12,508 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Software Engineers, Applications. The average salary of those 12,508 permanent labor certifications was $95,523. 6,884 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 6,884 permanent labor certifications was $91,510. 4,798 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 4,798 permanent labor certifications was $99,436.

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