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2017 H1B Visa Report: Top H1B Visa Occupation

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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
101Soil And Plant Scientists451$56,682
102Fashion Designers449$64,276
103Speech-Language Pathologists448$70,370
104Veterinarians439$80,798
105Editors437$61,067
106Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers432$98,273
107Economics Teachers, Postsecondary426$101,047
108Psychiatrists410$213,794
109Software Developers, Applications, Non R&D407$84,050
110Social Science Research Assistants398$48,225
111Advertising And Promotions Managers378$110,128
112Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services362$135,218
113Natural Sciences Managers350$140,768
114Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary349$76,351
114Technical Writers349$70,929
116Coaches And Scouts348$41,992
117Purchasing Managers345$109,764
118Producers And Directors340$81,644
119Aerospace Engineers321$94,927
119Business Intelligence Analysts321$76,107
121Life Scientists, All Other318$63,739
122Human Resources Managers315$133,272
122Petroleum Engineers315$126,475
124Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary306$64,927
125Education Administrators, Postsecondary301$93,276
126Designers, All Other300$57,931
127Reporters And Correspondents299$49,370
128Judicial Law Clerks287$67,615
129Teachers And Instructors, All Other282$44,572
130Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All280$56,361
131Interpreters And Translators268$48,286
132Sales Representatives, Wholesale And267$70,740
133Environmental Scientists And Specialists,257$64,476
134Market Research Analysts And Marketing253$60,207
135Network And Computer Systems Administrator251$85,253
136Paralegals And Legal Assistants246$65,459
137Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary240$67,409
138Physics Teachers, Postsecondary237$80,848
138Meeting, Convention, And Event Planners237$52,420
140Public Relations And Fundraising Managers229$123,120
141Physical Scientists, All Other221$81,496
141Registered Nurses221$68,930
143Social And Community Service Managers219$69,276
143Education Teachers, Postsecondary219$63,431
145Educational, Guidance, School, And Vocational218$47,448
145Farmers, Ranchers, And Other Agricultural Managers218$45,285
147Management Analyst217$102,053
148Landscape Architects215$55,721
149Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, And214$63,923
150Surgeons209$321,355
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 451 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Soil And Plant Scientists. The average salary of those 451 LCA is $56,682.

*: 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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