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2019 Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industry

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Systems Design and Related Services 33,766$112,342
2Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 5,529$130,930
3Software Publishers 4,900$131,245
4Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,619$111,384
5Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 4,199$122,186
6Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,679$97,600
7Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,476$84,706
8Animal Slaughtering and Processing 2,409$22,217
9Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,177$142,186
10Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,672$99,640
11Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,590$140,073
12Scientific Research and Development Services 1,470$108,228
13Other Financial Investment Activities 1,409$127,130
14Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,347$24,801
15Full-Service Restaurants 1,340$37,668
16Insurance Carriers 1,316$110,819
17General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,193$185,504
18Offices of Physicians 1,079$217,481
19Other Information Services 1,070$131,950
20Nondepository Credit Intermediation 1,037$113,434
21Communications Equipment Manufacturing 987$120,279
22Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 975$108,515
23Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 942$98,961
24Activities Related to Credit Intermediation 922$123,593
25Depository Credit Intermediation 874$119,679
26Elementary and Secondary Schools 810$52,416
27General Freight Trucking 809$40,299
28Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 807$132,395
29Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 758$90,747
30Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 730$108,932
31Management of Companies and Enterprises 644$117,578
32Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 596$102,521
33Legal Services 522$116,045
34Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 504$101,162
35Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 485$106,362
36Employment Services 479$88,468
37Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 464$109,989
38Other Telecommunications 443$116,594
39Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 438$111,265
40Offices of Dentists 422$110,463
40Nonresidential Building Construction 422$74,760
42Health and Personal Care Stores 414$84,329
43Activities Related to Real Estate 410$98,243
44Offices of Other Health Practitioners 361$72,873
45Residential Building Construction 359$59,368
46Grocery Stores 356$52,221
47Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 355$71,573
48Department Stores 353$123,222
48Home Health Care Services 353$38,944
50Private Households 352$25,617
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 NAICS Industry who have filed the largest numbers of permanent labor certifications under PERM in fiscal year 2018. 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 2018, 33,766 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Design and Related Services 5415. The average salary of those 33,766 permanent labor certifications was $112,342. 5,529 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 4541. The average salary of those 5,529 permanent labor certifications was $130,930. 4,900 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Publishers 5112. The average salary of those 4,900 permanent labor certifications was $131,245.

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