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2017 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
51Greenville, SC385$25,799
52Louisville, KY379$75,964
53Phoenix, AZ375$95,611
53CLAXTON, GA375$17,883
55Rose Hill, NC367$17,934
56Columbus, OH353$95,382
57Morganton, NC352$19,547
58Schaumburg, IL350$90,749
59Philadelphia, PA349$102,222
60Cary, NC344$96,870
61Woburn, MA336$112,370
62ISELIN, NJ334$105,497
63Redwood Shores, CA332$134,392
63Columbus, IN332$90,198
65Gastonia, NC331$19,978
66Fairfax, VA326$101,156
66Southfield, MI326$87,307
68Somerset, NJ320$93,583
69PLAINSBORO, NJ315$90,698
70Reston, VA306$105,032
71Edinburg, VA305$22,949
72Pittsburgh, PA290$104,899
73Brooklyn, NY289$79,073
74San Mateo, CA278$120,877
75South Plainfield, NJ276$98,065
76Indianapolis, IN273$95,314
77Richmond, VA272$96,762
78Raleigh, NC265$77,955
79San Ramon, CA263$112,750
80Moon Township, PA256$96,672
81Duluth, GA255$71,968
82Omaha, NE253$87,035
83North Kansas City, MO250$72,725
84Waltham, MA249$108,759
85Minneapolis, MN245$92,198
86Chantilly, VA243$97,052
86Frisco, TX243$92,551
88Rockville, MD242$86,759
88Springdale, AR242$23,463
90Detroit, MI240$100,009
91Mclean, VA235$108,644
92Westborough, MA232$102,953
92Fairfield, OH232$18,805
94BALTIMORE, MD230$94,923
95West Columbia, SC228$16,317
96Sterling, VA224$95,906
96Dublin, OH224$95,172
98Torrance, CA219$77,152
99Burlington, MA212$116,880
100Foster City, CA211$131,484
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 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 385 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Greenville, SC. The average salary of those 385 permanent labor certifications was $25,799. 379 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Louisville, KY. The average salary of those 379 permanent labor certifications was $75,964. 375 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Phoenix, AZ. The average salary of those 375 permanent labor certifications was $95,611.

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