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2017 H1B Visa Report: Top H1B Visa Occupation

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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
1Software Developers, Applications121,227$95,988
2Computer Systems Analysts98,750$81,394
3Computer Programmers81,814$69,478
4Computer Occupations, All Other53,875$80,892
5Software Developers, Systems Software21,851$111,170
6Computer Systems Analyst16,835$78,813
7Management Analysts15,009$92,937
8Accountants And Auditors11,204$67,426
9Network And Computer Systems Administrators11,152$76,233
10Mechanical Engineers9,616$80,632
11Financial Analysts9,603$102,229
12Database Administrators8,739$79,886
13Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists8,089$66,958
14Operations Research Analysts8,009$97,435
15Electronics Engineers, Except Computer6,807$105,153
16Computer And Information Systems Managers6,189$138,980
17Electrical Engineers5,986$92,209
18Physicians And Surgeons, All Other5,934$183,210
19Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists4,806$67,376
20Web Developers4,784$73,893
22Software Quality Assurance Engineers And Testers3,450$72,521
23Biochemists And Biophysicists3,378$58,011
24Industrial Engineers3,316$83,028
25Biological Scientists, All Other3,305$63,496
26Physical Therapists3,277$73,420
27Civil Engineers3,190$74,236
28Marketing Managers2,884$135,508
29Engineers, All Other2,870$77,113
30Graphic Designers2,274$68,899
32Sales Engineers2,208$107,749
33Computer Programmer2,152$66,888
34Internists, General2,070$223,668
35General And Operations Managers1,996$129,255
36Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary1,894$147,223
37Financial Managers1,807$156,838
38Computer Systems Engineers/Architects1,759$104,393
40Financial Specialists, All Other1,648$81,175
41Commercial And Industrial Designers1,592$72,040
43Computer And Information Research Scientists1,520$119,341
44Information Security Analysts1,497$99,708
45Human Resources Specialists1,377$60,865
45Secondary School Teachers, Except Special And1,377$50,261
47Computer Hardware Engineers1,329$111,537
48Public Relations Specialists1,313$54,379
49Chemical Engineers1,307$95,095
50Architectural And Engineering Managers1,283$145,337
The above report lists the top 100 Occupation submitted by US emplloyer in fiscal year 2016. The H1B Visa Petitions is the number of Labor Condition Application(LCA) for H1B Visa. . The number includes new, renew and transfer of LCA. The Average Salary is the average proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors(employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. Our algorithm uses the middle point of the range to calculate the average salary.

For Example, the first record on this report means that in fiscal year 2016 121,227 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 121,227 LCA is $95,988.

*: The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.

A new LCA is needed if the foreigner worker changes his or her work location(even within the same state and same company), because the prevailing wage of the position depends on geographic location. However, if the new location is within the same Metropolitan Statistical Area or normal commuting distance, no new LCA is needed.

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