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2014 Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industry

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RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Systems Design and Related Services 15,859$94,890
2Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,213$120,814
3Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,767$87,660
4Software Publishers 1,613$113,044
5Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,477$103,778
6Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,382$88,997
7Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 885$114,531
8Elementary and Secondary Schools 786$48,240
9Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 722$135,918
10General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 721$166,195
11Communications Equipment Manufacturing 664$104,505
12Offices of Physicians 640$182,644
13Scientific Research and Development Services 637$97,042
14Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 583$115,763
15Full-Service Restaurants 520$40,580
16Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 501$100,328
17Other Financial Investment Activities 402$118,654
18Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 317$93,920
19Depository Credit Intermediation 290$107,112
20Insurance Carriers 289$99,216
21Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 267$93,574
22Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 233$109,030
23Employment Services 228$87,151
24Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 222$101,892
25Offices of Other Health Practitioners 211$71,421
26Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 210$92,838
27Animal Slaughtering and Processing 209$20,893
28Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 202$91,352
29Health and Personal Care Stores 171$109,535
30Nondepository Credit Intermediation 167$99,070
31Legal Services 159$124,531
32Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 158$82,015
33Other Information Services 155$106,258
34Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 151$97,213
35Offices of Dentists 149$108,841
36Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 148$99,645
37Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 136$103,623
37Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 136$97,248
39Other Telecommunications 131$91,440
40Management of Companies and Enterprises 129$115,578
41Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 123$97,240
42Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 113$96,879
43Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 112$92,023
43Religious Organizations 112$44,200
45Traveler Accommodation 111$75,880
46Private Households 110$29,363
47Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 108$88,441
47Specialized Design Services 108$75,741
49Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 105$78,223
50Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 104$95,990
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 2013. 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 2013, 15,859 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 15,859 permanent labor certifications was $94,890. 2,213 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3344. The average salary of those 2,213 permanent labor certifications was $120,814. 1,767 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 1,767 permanent labor certifications was $87,660.

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