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2014 Green Card Report: Top Work City

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RankWork CityGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1New York, NY1,970$118,426
2Houston, TX1,067$100,808
3San Jose, CA996$114,193
4Santa Clara, CA799$122,928
5Sunnyvale, CA662$117,494
6Edison, NJ643$88,967
7San Francisco, CA641$117,757
8Redmond, WA604$115,632
9Hillsboro, OR589$131,824
10Los Angeles, CA576$76,038
11Chicago, IL558$100,868
12Mountain View, CA528$128,135
13San Diego, CA490$101,333
14Irving, TX469$87,071
15Seattle, WA465$114,612
16Atlanta, GA459$97,116
17Fremont, CA439$97,775
18Farmington Hills, MI393$83,762
19Jersey City, NJ370$111,297
20Austin, TX335$100,244
21Dallas, TX324$86,671
22Iselin, NJ306$91,291
23Piscataway, NJ303$92,172
24Palo Alto, CA299$124,929
25Redwood Shores, CA296$120,969
25Boston, MA296$108,275
27Irvine, CA294$93,435
27Plano, TX294$93,391
29Troy, MI292$85,708
30Cupertino, CA277$131,019
30Folsom, CA277$125,277
32Pittsburgh, PA275$93,951
33Teaneck, NJ272$101,592
34Alpharetta, GA253$90,220
35Tampa, FL251$90,784
36Princeton, NJ245$95,201
37Herndon, VA240$94,733
38Washington, DC228$83,635
39Miami, FL226$92,072
40Chandler, AZ211$118,128
41Reston, VA191$98,059
42Richardson, TX181$94,745
43Cambridge, MA173$101,826
44Schaumburg, IL172$91,683
45Charlotte, NC168$94,825
46South Plainfield, NJ161$93,617
47Bellevue, WA158$106,707
48Somerset, NJ157$91,086
49Chantilly, VA155$92,934
50Columbus, OH142$93,328
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 Work City 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 1,970 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were New York, NY. The average salary of those 1,970 permanent labor certifications was $118,426. 1,067 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Houston, TX. The average salary of those 1,067 permanent labor certifications was $100,808. 996 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were San Jose, CA. The average salary of those 996 permanent labor certifications was $114,193.

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