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2016 Green Card Report: Top Occupation

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankOccupationGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Software Developers, Applications28,312$99,978
2Computer Systems Analysts10,679$88,633
3Software Developers, Systems Software5,593$120,503
4Electronics Engineers, Except Computer3,398$112,894
5Computer and Information Systems Managers2,094$139,604
6Accountants and Auditors1,590$79,015
7Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers1,537$18,532
8Network and Computer Systems Administrators*1,431$92,089
9Mechanical Engineers1,175$90,987
10Marketing Managers1,037$135,814
11Electrical Engineers1,024$95,190
12Management Analysts1,008$109,709
13Financial Analysts975$126,553
14Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*922$63,889
15Database Administrators893$94,116
16Internists, General785$198,585
17Materials Engineers777$114,605
18Statisticians726$92,174
19Architectural and Engineering Managers719$129,257
20Industrial Engineers700$89,261
21Financial Managers692$143,824
22Sales Engineers628$110,599
23Cooks, Restaurant595$27,440
24Civil Engineers521$85,675
25Computer Programmers475$82,371
26Physicians and Surgeons, All Other422$242,911
27Chefs and Head Cooks420$49,310
28Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education415$49,038
29Slaughterers and Meat Packers350$18,968
30Operations Research Analysts322$88,728
31Business Teachers, Postsecondary317$124,835
32Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers289$104,637
33Home Health Aides275$20,904
34Pharmacists268$112,902
35General and Operations Managers264$141,206
36Sales Managers242$131,859
37Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary241$81,261
38Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education233$48,684
39Economists220$115,819
40Graphic Designers216$56,909
41Lawyers213$152,374
42Logisticians208$79,371
43Instructional Coordinators200$50,806
44Chemists199$74,130
44Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists199$56,788
46Computer Network Architects191$108,541
47Industrial Production Managers184$109,799
48Chemical Engineers181$104,785
49Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary177$64,472
50Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects176$98,163
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 Occupation 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, 28,312 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 28,312 permanent labor certifications was $99,978. 10,679 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 10,679 permanent labor certifications was $88,633. 5,593 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developers, Systems Software. The average salary of those 5,593 permanent labor certifications was $120,503.

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