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2015 Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industry

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Sector | Work City | Work State
RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Systems Design and Related Services 23,425$96,873
2Software Publishers 4,102$118,216
3Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,265$91,203
4Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,193$114,401
5Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,412$107,641
6Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,403$92,038
7Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,449$120,711
8Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,254$50,884
9Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,229$119,293
10Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,200$109,110
11General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,163$173,864
12Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,082$135,011
13Offices of Physicians 1,079$197,417
14Scientific Research and Development Services 916$94,823
15Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 887$102,091
16Other Financial Investment Activities 724$117,300
17Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 598$112,750
18Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 567$93,314
19Insurance Carriers 496$99,890
20Full-Service Restaurants 472$43,591
21Depository Credit Intermediation 462$110,198
22Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 439$96,054
23Animal Slaughtering and Processing 416$22,518
24Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 405$100,583
25Other Information Services 370$104,870
26Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 366$109,174
27Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 365$96,179
28Nondepository Credit Intermediation 356$104,328
29Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 348$97,632
30Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 331$98,473
30Offices of Other Health Practitioners 331$72,220
32Employment Services 317$87,347
33Health and Personal Care Stores 297$98,565
34Legal Services 295$129,157
35Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 288$84,770
36Offices of Dentists 256$117,907
37Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 254$108,204
38Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 252$89,446
39Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 241$95,537
40Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 225$103,663
40Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 225$98,386
42Religious Organizations 216$42,146
43Other Telecommunications 192$98,440
44Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 191$92,526
44Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 191$88,444
46Management of Companies and Enterprises 187$110,200
47Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 186$95,887
48Nonresidential Building Construction 167$85,005
49Oil and Gas Extraction 159$145,067
50Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 157$90,201
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 2014. 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 2014, 23,425 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 23,425 permanent labor certifications was $96,873. 4,102 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Publishers 5112. The average salary of those 4,102 permanent labor certifications was $118,216. 3,265 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 3,265 permanent labor certifications was $91,203.

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