|Rank||Job Title||Green Card Petitions||Average Salary|
|1||Software Developers, Applications||24,454||$100,907|
|2||Computer Systems Analysts||7,975||$90,910|
|3||Software Developers, Systems Software||5,085||$122,066|
|4||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||3,037||$114,139|
|5||Computer Systems Analyst||2,224||$79,860|
|6||Computer and Information Systems Managers||1,619||$140,848|
|7||Accountants and Auditors||1,256||$82,198|
|8||SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, APPLICATIONS||1,162||$96,915|
|9||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||1,092||$94,034|
|19||Architectural and Engineering Managers||591||$130,861|
|22||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||510||$65,262|
|27||Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers||359||$17,586|
|29||Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers||340||$17,072|
|30||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||317||$242,993|
|31||Chefs and Head Cooks||261||$49,464|
|33||Operations Research Analysts||233||$94,092|
|36||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||223||$124,221|
|37||Software Developer, Systems Software||217||$97,467|
|38||Slaughterers and Meat Packers||213||$19,525|
|40||Computer Network Architects||190||$108,338|
|42||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||177||$105,070|
|44||GENERAL AND OPERATIONS MANAGERS||173||$145,802|
|50||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||161||$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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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.