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2017 Green Card Report: Top Work State

Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankWork StateGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1California29,547$116,532
2Texas16,667$86,470
3New Jersey9,853$97,012
4New York9,213$110,501
5Washington6,708$124,890
6Illinois4,816$96,935
7Georgia4,347$72,727
8Virginia4,239$85,853
9Massachusetts4,213$106,013
10Florida4,011$86,350
11Michigan3,760$89,610
12North Carolina3,377$65,558
13Pennsylvania2,831$97,476
14Ohio2,100$90,071
15Maryland1,644$90,980
16Arizona1,392$96,546
17Wisconsin1,376$81,980
18Oregon1,359$114,992
19South Carolina1,202$41,152
20Connecticut1,175$104,904
21Missouri1,090$87,607
22Indiana1,005$96,595
23Colorado968$93,637
24Minnesota921$99,559
25Tennessee741$80,156
26Delaware609$83,268
27Alabama598$71,074
28Arkansas562$59,491
29Kentucky554$92,071
30Iowa490$105,058
31District of Columbia481$94,215
32Utah437$87,875
33Nebraska409$75,266
34Kansas401$93,717
35Louisiana386$86,273
36Oklahoma330$86,814
37New Mexico276$87,651
38New Hampshire255$115,424
39Nevada231$91,349
40Rhode Island192$97,921
41Mississippi175$79,968
42Idaho145$87,175
43North Dakota138$127,351
44Maine104$145,949
45Vermont103$90,837
46West Virginia101$157,442
47Hawaii89$68,967
48Montana67$105,605
49South Dakota66$152,074
50Alaska41$94,466
51Wyoming28$138,244
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 State 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 29,547 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were California. The average salary of those 29,547 permanent labor certifications was $116,532. 16,667 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Texas. The average salary of those 16,667 permanent labor certifications was $86,470. 9,853 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were New Jersey. The average salary of those 9,853 permanent labor certifications was $97,012.

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