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2017 H1B Visa Report: Top H1B Visa Occupation

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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
151Computer Systems Analysts, Non R&D204$91,423
152Writers And Authors201$70,945
153Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education195$45,188
154Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education194$36,257
155Electrical Engineers, R&D190$69,973
156Mechanical Engineers, R&D187$66,449
157Atmospheric And Space Scientists185$71,240
158Postsecondary Teachers, All Other179$69,529
159Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety178$91,660
160Communications Teachers, Postsecondary175$67,221
160Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary175$64,699
160Food Service Managers175$56,598
163Lodging Managers171$71,227
163Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary171$65,019
163Mental Health Counselors171$46,415
166Computer Occupations, All Other*168$81,008
166Urban And Regional Planners168$66,975
166Health Educators168$55,919
169Epidemiologists164$84,286
170Marine Engineers And Naval Architects160$99,055
171Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary159$75,634
172Dentists, All Other Specialists157$145,719
173Personal Financial Advisors156$90,717
174Curators154$62,069
175Administrative Services Managers153$68,947
176Legal Support Workers, All Other150$64,097
177Obstetricians And Gynecologists147$231,927
178English Language And Literature Teachers,144$62,795
179Training And Development Managers136$108,142
179Special Education Teachers, Secondary School136$53,585
179Media And Communication Workers, All Other136$46,565
179Rehabilitation Counselors136$37,212
183Software Developers, Applications, R&D133$81,931
183Statistical Assistants133$59,945
185Network And Computer Systems Administrators*131$79,557
186Animal Scientists123$65,480
187Compensation, Benefits, And Job Analysis120$79,762
187Film And Video Editors120$62,217
189Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten And118$55,991
190History Teachers, Postsecondary116$66,001
191Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other115$70,355
192Special Education Teachers, Middle School113$55,685
193Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining112$97,912
194Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary111$81,596
195Geological And Petroleum Technicians110$86,847
196Optometrists108$107,737
196Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists108$65,929
198Nurse Practitioners107$94,787
198Astronomers107$73,082
198Survey Researchers107$60,768
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 204 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Computer Systems Analysts, Non R&D. The average salary of those 204 LCA is $91,423.

*: 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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