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2014 Green Card Report: Top Job Title

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RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Software Developers, Applications10,539$99,818
2Computer Systems Analysts3,115$97,505
3Software Developers, Systems Software1,965$116,473
4Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,521$114,528
5Computer Systems Analyst973$90,788
6Computer and Information Systems Managers940$130,298
7Software Developer, Applications667$91,246
8Network and Computer Systems Administrators571$90,347
9Accountants and Auditors564$82,678
10Internists, General529$186,273
11Database Administrators457$91,152
12COMPUTER SOFTWARE ENGINEERS, APPLICATIONS453$92,716
13Mechanical Engineers431$89,718
14Financial Analysts386$128,248
15Marketing Managers383$137,788
16Materials Engineers352$121,221
17Industrial Engineers344$90,944
18Management Analysts325$112,993
19Financial Managers315$145,965
20Sales Engineers274$111,200
21Statisticians259$89,392
22Architectural and Engineering Managers256$127,323
23Electrical Engineers241$89,359
24Software Engineer219$88,769
25Civil Engineers218$83,196
26Computer Programmers211$84,371
27Programmer Analyst192$82,841
28Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists186$67,126
29Assistant Professor183$91,924
30Physicians and Surgeons, All other147$247,218
30Computer Software Engineer147$84,356
32Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects138$98,227
33Operations Research Analysts133$95,803
34Software Developer129$86,718
35Biochemists and Biophysicists127$71,870
36Computer and Information Research Scientists121$102,926
37Computer Hardware Engineers116$128,718
38Business Teachers, Postsecondary114$115,718
39Computer and Information Systems Manager110$127,464
39Mechanical Engineer110$85,290
41Lawyers102$153,309
41Cooks, Restaurant102$28,221
43Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary98$83,011
44Chemical Engineers97$100,122
44Poultry Processor97$18,411
46MANAGEMENT ANALYST96$94,507
46Computer Programmer96$79,280
48Database Administrator94$87,658
48Systems Analyst94$84,054
50Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers93$17,922
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 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, 10,539 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 10,539 permanent labor certifications was $99,818. 3,115 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 3,115 permanent labor certifications was $97,505. 1,965 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Systems Software. The average salary of those 1,965 permanent labor certifications was $116,473.

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