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2016 Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industry

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Systems Design and Related Services 32,816$93,435
2Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,767$117,067
3Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,819$90,226
4Software Publishers 2,688$118,670
5Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,571$93,127
6Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,275$110,424
7Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,246$127,165
8Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,831$114,186
9Animal Slaughtering and Processing 1,783$19,604
10Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,508$122,221
11Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,384$140,433
12Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,301$50,902
13Full-Service Restaurants 1,229$40,389
14Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,147$99,204
15Offices of Physicians 968$191,585
16General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 960$164,198
17Other Financial Investment Activities 921$118,960
18Scientific Research and Development Services 905$100,297
19Insurance Carriers 673$105,696
20Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 543$95,096
21Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 508$101,963
22Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 496$113,427
23Depository Credit Intermediation 478$112,426
24Health and Personal Care Stores 459$98,682
25Other Information Services 441$110,701
26Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 430$104,230
27Nondepository Credit Intermediation 397$107,775
28Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 391$95,346
29Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 376$112,619
30Management of Companies and Enterprises 367$111,948
31Offices of Other Health Practitioners 361$67,164
32Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 354$82,462
33Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 341$100,794
34Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 330$106,612
35Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 319$98,606
36Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 315$94,605
37Religious Organizations 299$42,380
38Legal Services 295$115,979
39Home Health Care Services 275$35,752
40Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 265$70,128
41Limited-Service Eating Places 263$31,886
42Services to Buildings and Dwellings 258$30,619
43Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 253$100,871
44Offices of Dentists 239$111,953
45Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 238$91,988
46Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 231$97,547
47Support Activities for Mining 224$104,868
48Other Schools and Instruction 223$54,356
49Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers 219$67,249
50Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 212$71,587
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 2015. 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 2015, 32,816 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 32,816 permanent labor certifications was $93,435. 3,767 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 3,767 permanent labor certifications was $117,067. 2,819 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 2,819 permanent labor certifications was $90,226.

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