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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
51Philadelphia, PA263$102,796
52Baltimore, MD258$80,042
53Phoenix, AZ253$96,869
54Redwood City, CA251$119,144
55Pittsburgh, PA249$102,255
56Louisville, KY239$77,117
57Southfield, MI238$81,800
58Rosemont, IL229$100,114
59Pleasanton, CA224$117,128
60South Plainfield, NJ220$94,917
61Richmond, VA217$93,895
62Cambridge, MA216$113,061
63Woburn, MA213$110,430
64Tampa, FL211$86,305
65Somerset, NJ208$92,829
65Schaumburg, IL208$91,948
67San Mateo, CA205$115,398
67Cary, NC205$95,288
69Dublin, OH197$92,466
70Reston, VA195$98,583
71Detroit, MI192$94,372
72Mclean, VA189$102,249
73Raleigh, NC186$94,173
74Fairfax, VA185$95,532
75Burlington, MA183$110,108
76East Brunswick, NJ182$99,092
77Chantilly, VA179$97,276
77San Antonio, TX179$87,296
79Fairfield, OH177$20,376
80Salt Lake City, UT171$94,402
80Norcross, GA171$85,878
82Somers, NY167$100,850
82Torrance, CA167$77,983
84Santa Monica, CA164$99,728
84Westborough, MA164$92,365
86Plainsboro, NJ162$86,384
87Omaha, NE156$83,423
88Columbia, MD151$90,809
89Jacksonville, FL150$88,983
90Itta Bena, MS149$16,983
91Minneapolis, MN148$106,088
92Indianapolis, IN147$94,883
93Flushing, NY146$60,059
94Overland Park, KS144$87,718
95Springfield, IL143$88,980
96St. Louis, MO140$103,868
96Durham, NC140$94,481
96Denver, CO140$92,672
99Frisco, TX138$95,357
100Waltham, MA137$105,084
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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 263 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Philadelphia, PA. The average salary of those 263 permanent labor certifications was $102,796. 258 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Baltimore, MD. The average salary of those 258 permanent labor certifications was $80,042. 253 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Phoenix, AZ. The average salary of those 253 permanent labor certifications was $96,869.

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