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2016 Green Card Report: Top Work City

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankWork CityGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1College Station, TX6,487$68,454
2New York, NY4,326$120,836
3San Jose, CA2,446$123,805
4Houston, TX1,933$103,600
5Mountain View, CA1,837$129,195
6San Francisco, CA1,641$123,563
7Santa Clara, CA1,558$124,309
8San Diego, CA1,321$109,704
9Sunnyvale, CA1,225$125,995
10Seattle, WA1,184$121,690
11Chicago, IL1,176$100,169
12Redmond, WA1,050$120,868
13Los Angeles, CA1,028$71,004
14Edison, NJ939$89,553
15Hillsboro, OR931$124,415
16Fremont, CA800$100,267
17Dallas, TX778$85,656
18Atlanta, GA760$99,796
19Teaneck, NJ750$76,847
20Irving, TX748$90,342
21Plano, TX740$95,289
22Austin, TX736$99,406
23Jersey City, NJ611$114,065
24Cupertino, CA581$144,672
25Boston, MA539$110,092
26Palo Alto, CA535$130,976
27Miami, FL467$94,551
28Menlo Park, CA458$135,296
29Irvine, CA446$96,440
30Troy, MI443$85,427
31Farmington Hills, MI426$80,823
32Washington, DC415$97,337
33Bellevue, WA407$114,165
34Folsom, CA402$112,571
35Alpharetta, GA390$91,511
36Piscataway, NJ388$93,483
37Bridgewater, NJ356$92,940
38Montgomery, AL350$28,458
39Iselin, NJ349$94,588
40Herndon, VA322$101,920
41West Columbia, SC315$16,377
42Redwood Shores, CA308$127,976
43Chandler, AZ305$103,106
44Milpitas, CA303$109,898
45Brooklyn, NY301$62,837
46Rose Hill, NC299$17,491
47Princeton, NJ295$99,408
48Charlotte, NC291$100,298
49Richardson, TX283$97,939
50Columbus, OH274$92,398
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 Work City 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 6,487 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were College Station, TX. The average salary of those 6,487 permanent labor certifications was $68,454. 4,326 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were New York, NY. The average salary of those 4,326 permanent labor certifications was $120,836. 2,446 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were San Jose, CA. The average salary of those 2,446 permanent labor certifications was $123,805.

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