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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
101Montgomery, AL210$43,410
102Columbia, MD207$98,967
103Wilmington, DE205$103,724
104Flushing, NY203$52,797
105Jacksonville, FL201$90,591
106Memphis, TN198$82,334
107Ann Arbor, MI197$91,516
108Milwaukee, WI196$103,857
109Cleveland, OH193$126,929
110Vienna, VA192$100,385
111Naperville, IL191$94,338
112Norcross, GA190$79,730
113FORT WORTH, TX187$85,373
113Anderson, SC187$21,345
115Verona, WI185$114,804
116Salt Lake City, UT184$94,574
117Bethlehem, GA183$20,200
118ST. LOUIS, MO181$106,157
119Natick, MA180$96,284
120Santa Monica, CA179$99,550
121El Segundo, CA178$120,027
121Durham, NC178$102,680
123Auburn Hills, MI177$93,055
124Arlington, VA176$95,712
124PENDERGRASS, GA176$19,760
126Orlando, FL171$85,553
126Cumming, GA171$40,209
128DENVER, CO170$92,068
129Somers, NY169$104,297
130Ashburn, VA168$101,784
131SPRINGFIELD, IL166$94,285
132Novi, MI164$90,985
133Round Rock, TX163$101,690
133Scottsdale, AZ163$88,941
135Stamford, CT162$112,813
136Millsboro, DE156$22,997
137KING OF PRUSSIA, PA155$88,147
138NEWARK, DE153$97,725
139Brea, CA152$97,398
140LAS VEGAS, NV151$83,639
141Parsippany, NJ150$116,572
142NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ149$99,322
143DOBSON, NC148$21,902
144San Bruno, CA145$133,900
145Gainesville, GA144$22,632
146Canonsburg, PA143$90,317
147Culver City, CA142$112,424
148Glendale, CA131$91,637
149Rolling Meadows, IL130$97,741
149Johns Creek, GA130$92,137
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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 210 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Montgomery, AL. The average salary of those 210 permanent labor certifications was $43,410. 207 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Columbia, MD. The average salary of those 207 permanent labor certifications was $98,967. 205 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Wilmington, DE. The average salary of those 205 permanent labor certifications was $103,724.

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