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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
102Web Developers77$75,026
103Veterinarians76$91,422
104Food Scientists and Technologists75$70,453
105Fashion Designers73$80,774
106Human Resources Specialists71$64,944
107Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary69$76,640
108Aerospace Engineers66$100,694
109Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians64$69,236
110Materials Scientists62$87,918
111Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School*61$53,290
111Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education61$45,250
113Surgeons60$362,562
113Speech-Language Pathologists60$67,607
113Paralegals and Legal Assistants*60$60,285
113Bakers60$27,076
117Childcare Workers59$23,449
118Human Resources Managers58$125,940
118Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners58$25,282
120Advertising and Promotions Managers57$117,243
120Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products57$90,335
120Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary57$69,949
120Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers57$26,072
124Communications Teachers, Postsecondary55$62,830
124Education Teachers, Postsecondary55$61,173
124Directors, Religious Activities and Education55$44,547
127Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products54$62,519
127Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products54$53,606
129Education Administrators, Postsecondary53$78,747
129Interpreters and Translators53$45,521
131Cooks, Private Household52$33,522
132Interior Designers51$55,169
132Procurement Clerks51$40,100
132Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists51$29,433
135English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary50$64,037
136Public Relations and Fundraising Managers49$120,088
136Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary49$67,286
136Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products49$66,235
136Food Preparation Workers49$19,062
140Personal Financial Advisors48$121,147
140Mechanical Engineering Technicians48$57,298
140Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive48$40,877
143Special Education Teachers, Middle School47$55,520
144Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education46$42,004
145Software Developers, Applications, R&D (ACWIA Only)45$77,148
145Social and Community Service Managers45$70,384
145Architectural and Civil Drafters45$53,794
145Packers and Packagers, Hand45$20,999
149Computer User Support Specialists44$78,048
149Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary44$64,609
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, 77 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Web Developers. The average salary of those 77 permanent labor certifications was $75,026. 76 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Veterinarians. The average salary of those 76 permanent labor certifications was $91,422. 75 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Food Scientists and Technologists. The average salary of those 75 permanent labor certifications was $70,453.

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