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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
51Biochemists and Biophysicists172$72,505
52Dentists, General168$126,460
53Architects, Except Landscape and Naval167$70,247
54Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary166$69,130
54Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks166$40,816
54Clergy166$35,411
57Multimedia Artists and Animators163$86,693
58Occupational Therapists162$77,180
59Purchasing Managers158$111,012
60Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary157$124,325
61Actuaries150$118,292
61Medical and Health Services Managers150$94,816
63Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education145$52,761
64Chief Executives144$198,197
64Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents144$166,589
66Biomedical Engineers139$92,438
67Special Education Teachers, Secondary School137$50,906
68Information Security Analysts133$115,390
69Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers131$30,631
70Commercial and Industrial Designers130$77,295
71Computer Hardware Engineers128$122,069
72Family and General Practitioners126$179,198
73Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners123$17,746
74Economics Teachers, Postsecondary118$99,642
75Food Service Managers117$62,442
76Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers116$129,776
77Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary113$82,680
77Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse113$18,116
79Software Developers, Applications, Non R & D (ACWIA Only)111$84,182
80Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other108$47,696
81Construction Managers107$97,805
81Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists107$80,047
81Public Relations Specialists107$61,179
84Cost Estimators105$70,050
85Natural Sciences Managers100$138,684
85Credit Analysts100$96,224
87Cooks, Fast Food95$17,248
88Petroleum Engineers94$143,789
89Pediatricians, General92$168,699
89Computer and Information Research Scientists92$115,495
89Training and Development Specialists92$70,413
92Marine Engineers and Naval Architects90$102,062
93Psychiatrists89$195,711
94First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers87$51,679
95Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary86$59,481
96Compliance Officers85$84,349
97Art Directors82$110,800
98Environmental Engineers81$80,971
98Budget Analysts81$66,591
100Self-Enrichment Education Teachers78$44,788
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, 172 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Biochemists and Biophysicists. The average salary of those 172 permanent labor certifications was $72,505. 168 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Dentists, General. The average salary of those 168 permanent labor certifications was $126,460. 167 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Architects, Except Landscape and Naval. The average salary of those 167 permanent labor certifications was $70,247.

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