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2016 Green Card Report: Top Job Title

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Software Developers, Applications24,454$100,907
2Computer Systems Analysts7,975$90,910
3Software Developers, Systems Software5,085$122,066
4Electronics Engineers, Except Computer3,037$114,139
5Computer Systems Analyst2,224$79,860
6Computer and Information Systems Managers1,619$140,848
7Accountants and Auditors1,256$82,198
8Software Developer, Applications1,162$96,915
9Network and Computer Systems Administrators1,092$94,034
10Mechanical Engineers929$92,379
11Electrical Engineers874$95,834
12Marketing Managers868$137,802
13Financial Analysts824$128,992
14Management Analysts782$116,868
15Database Administrators732$96,361
16Materials Engineers701$116,732
18Industrial Engineers597$90,139
19Architectural and Engineering Managers591$130,861
20Internists, General583$194,986
21Financial Managers576$147,912
22Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists510$65,262
23Sales Engineers485$114,165
24Software Engineer473$92,443
25Poultry Processor464$20,197
26Civil Engineers422$86,688
27Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers359$17,586
28Assistant Professor349$87,113
29Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers340$17,072
30Physicians and Surgeons, All Other317$242,993
31Chefs and Head Cooks261$49,464
32Software Developer260$87,090
33Operations Research Analysts233$94,092
34Computer Programmers232$81,601
36Business Teachers, Postsecondary223$124,221
37Software Developer, Systems Software217$97,467
38Slaughterers and Meat Packers213$19,525
39Programmer Analyst195$82,065
40computer network architects190$108,338
42Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers177$105,070
43Mechanical Engineer176$86,566
44General and Operations Managers173$145,802
45Sales Managers172$134,347
48Chemical Engineers164$105,583
49Management Analyst163$82,988
50Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary161$79,778
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 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, 24,454 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 24,454 permanent labor certifications was $100,907. 7,975 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 7,975 permanent labor certifications was $90,910. 5,085 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Systems Software. The average salary of those 5,085 permanent labor certifications was $122,066.

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