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2020 H1B Visa Report: Top H1B Visa Occupation

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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
1Software Developers, Applications216,525$107,379
2Computer Occupations, All Other56,621$95,608
3Computer Systems Analyst40,870$85,561
4Computer Systems Analysts32,087$100,351
5Software Developers, Systems Software31,721$121,738
6Computer Programmers17,128$82,379
7Operations Research Analysts11,949$103,437
8Mechanical Engineers11,694$88,395
9Accountants And Auditors10,980$80,468
10Management Analysts10,279$107,389
11Financial Analysts9,817$116,232
12Statisticians9,567$106,887
13Computer And Information Systems Managers9,449$161,977
14Database Administrators9,110$94,835
15Electrical Engineers8,305$96,875
16Network And Computer Systems Administrators7,039$91,462
17Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists6,560$82,579
18Electronics Engineers, Except Computer6,487$119,018
19Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists5,672$88,010
20Physicians And Surgeons, All Other5,430$226,391
21Industrial Engineers5,401$91,863
22Civil Engineers4,980$77,796
23Information Security Analysts4,795$109,867
24Computer And Information Research Scientists4,407$133,520
25Engineers, All Other4,073$87,711
26Biological Scientists, All Other3,963$74,744
27Financial Specialists, All Other3,930$105,620
28Information Technology Project Managers3,438$89,114
29Biochemists And Biophysicists3,328$66,670
30Computer Network Architects3,221$109,011
31Marketing Managers3,002$150,619
32Sales Engineers2,895$122,383
33Chemists2,443$75,450
34Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary2,314$165,767
35Graphic Designers2,240$89,313
36Web Developers2,112$80,380
37Physical Therapists2,043$81,513
38Logisticians2,013$86,520
39Software Quality Assurance Engineers And Testers1,996$79,540
40Lawyers1,967$172,165
41Financial Managers1,891$177,927
42Architectural And Engineering Managers1,866$158,846
43General And Operations Managers1,679$139,900
44Computer Systems Engineers/Architects1,643$102,352
45Architects, Except Landscape And Naval1,522$67,295
46Computer Hardware Engineers1,469$130,771
47Biomedical Engineers1,443$88,179
48Business Teachers, Postsecondary1,405$133,397
49Materials Engineers1,397$99,103
50Economists1,376$118,809
The above report lists the top 100 Occupation submitted by US emplloyer in fiscal year 2019. 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 2019 216,525 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Software Developers, Applications. The average salary of those 216,525 LCA is $107,379.

*: 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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