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2018 H1B Visa Report: Top H1B Visa Occupation

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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
1Software Developers, Applications124,487$100,341
2Computer Systems Analysts93,602$84,089
3Computer Programmers66,595$71,956
4Computer Occupations, All Other53,431$85,278
5Software Developers, Systems Software18,400$116,567
6Computer Systems Analyst16,902$79,060
7Management Analysts13,090$96,687
8Accountants And Auditors11,881$69,328
9Network And Computer Systems Administrators10,817$79,672
10Mechanical Engineers9,886$82,405
11Financial Analysts9,629$103,437
12Operations Research Analysts9,548$95,951
13Database Administrators7,787$83,848
14Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists7,706$68,538
15Computer And Information Systems Managers6,841$138,947
16Electronics Engineers, Except Computer6,470$108,754
17Electrical Engineers6,287$91,544
18Physicians And Surgeons, All Other5,853$196,900
19Statisticians5,196$94,613
20Web Developers5,027$76,726
21Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists4,724$72,569
22Industrial Engineers3,503$85,517
23Biological Scientists, All Other3,475$67,370
24Civil Engineers3,440$74,744
25Engineers, All Other3,418$80,976
26Biochemists And Biophysicists3,256$61,026
27Physical Therapists2,929$74,897
28Marketing Managers2,862$137,554
29Software Quality Assurance Engineers And Testers2,783$73,516
30Sales Engineers2,371$109,958
31Financial Specialists, All Other2,313$85,047
32Chemists2,267$69,641
33Graphic Designers2,241$72,698
34General And Operations Managers1,991$120,539
35Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary1,989$151,669
36Logisticians1,957$75,792
37Financial Managers1,859$153,749
38Information Security Analysts1,812$104,598
39Internists, General1,788$230,961
40Lawyers1,756$163,253
41Computer And Information Research Scientists1,727$125,255
42Computer Systems Engineers/Architects1,649$104,297
43Commercial And Industrial Designers1,498$73,554
44Architectural And Engineering Managers1,489$146,312
45Human Resources Specialists1,379$64,729
46Computer Hardware Engineers1,339$116,467
47Architects, Except Landscape And Naval1,329$64,110
48Materials Engineers1,270$94,302
49Public Relations Specialists1,230$56,462
50Dentists, General1,159$135,053
The above report lists the top 100 Occupation submitted by US emplloyer in fiscal year 2017. 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 2017 124,487 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 124,487 LCA is $100,341.

*: 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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