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2014 Green Card Report: Top Occupation

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RankOccupationGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Software Developers, Applications12,537$98,021
2Computer Systems Analysts4,467$95,349
3Software Developers, Systems Software2,037$114,921
4Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,817$112,648
5Computer and Information Systems Managers1,334$128,768
6Computer Software Engineers, Applications943$95,807
7Network and Computer Systems Administrators*810$88,912
8Accountants and Auditors731$79,445
9Internists, General699$185,742
10Mechanical Engineers606$86,816
11Database Administrators583$90,827
12Management Analysts486$106,309
13Financial Analysts482$123,489
14Marketing Managers480$135,519
15Financial Managers408$137,511
15Industrial Engineers408$89,010
17Materials Engineers406$117,923
18Computer Programmers405$82,065
19Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*401$64,089
20Sales Engineers357$108,652
21Architectural and Engineering Managers318$124,937
22Electrical Engineers312$88,966
24Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects282$96,507
25Civil Engineers275$82,191
26Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software253$105,976
27Cooks, Restaurant245$28,456
28Physicians and Surgeons, All Other210$242,790
29Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education208$46,290
30Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers204$18,103
31Operations Research Analysts199$90,462
32Business Teachers, Postsecondary191$119,470
33Chefs and Head Cooks163$47,836
34Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education154$48,132
35Biochemists and Biophysicists150$71,245
36Computer and Information Research Scientists147$103,260
38Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary139$82,009
40Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists126$53,181
42Computer Hardware Engineers124$126,931
43General and Operations Managers121$134,121
44Occupational Therapists120$75,208
45Family and General Practitioners114$167,186
45Sales Managers114$120,192
47Chemical Engineers112$99,034
48Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists110$76,544
49Dentists, General109$120,099
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 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, 12,537 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 12,537 permanent labor certifications was $98,021. 4,467 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 4,467 permanent labor certifications was $95,349. 2,037 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Systems Software. The average salary of those 2,037 permanent labor certifications was $114,921.

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