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2017 Green Card Report: Top Job Title

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
51Chemists258$74,662
52Lawyers256$163,875
53Sales Managers250$129,023
53Mechanical Engineer250$85,037
55Industrial Production Managers249$111,396
56Computer Software Developer239$97,280
56LOGISTICIANS239$83,551
58Multimedia Artists and Animators238$98,052
59Database Administrator231$84,468
60Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary221$83,619
61Accountant205$62,215
62Biomedical Engineers200$93,690
63Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents199$170,066
64Biochemists and Biophysicists195$76,322
65POULTRY PROCESSOR191$18,944
66Graphic Designers178$56,009
67Chemical Engineers176$104,984
68Architects, Except Landscape and Naval174$72,157
69Computer and Information Systems Manager169$148,648
69Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education169$52,004
69Cook169$28,135
72Market Research Analyst165$54,814
73Operations Research Analysts162$102,416
74Management Analyst161$88,217
75Economists159$109,656
76Computer Programmer158$80,310
77Software Developers Applications156$102,531
78MEAT, POULTRY AND FISH CUTTER AND TRIMMERS155$19,405
79Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary154$73,945
80Poultry Worker153$22,999
81Dentists, General152$131,254
82Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks151$39,978
83Commercial and Industrial Designers149$84,898
84Health Specialties Teachers, postsecondary143$134,994
85Home Health Aides141$21,306
86Economics Teachers, Postsecondary139$108,925
87Computer and Information Research Scientists138$129,468
87Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists138$57,221
89Computer Hardware Engineers136$129,380
89Purchasing Managers136$116,080
91ELECTRICAL ENGINEER134$102,860
91COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHERS, POSTSECONDARY134$88,014
93Actuaries133$117,862
94Financial Analyst132$93,179
94Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education132$51,710
96First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers127$51,032
97Clergy125$34,333
98Human Resources Specialists124$67,502
99Occupational Therapist123$75,144
100Marketing Manager122$121,191
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 Job Title who have filed the largest numbers of permanent labor certifications under PERM in fiscal year 2016. 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 2016, 258 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Chemists. The average salary of those 258 permanent labor certifications was $74,662. 256 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Lawyers. The average salary of those 256 permanent labor certifications was $163,875. 250 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Sales Managers. The average salary of those 250 permanent labor certifications was $129,023.

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