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2011 Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industry


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RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Systems Design and Related Services 20,663$82,487
2Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,636$79,542
3Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,097$74,336
4Full-Service Restaurants 2,854$32,816
5Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,249$90,769
6Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,859$92,692
7Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,546$50,035
8General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,475$134,588
9Offices of Physicians 1,463$157,332
10Scientific Research and Development Services 1,320$84,321
11Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 1,314$109,651
12Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,226$95,888
13Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 1,055$73,428
14Communications Equipment Manufacturing 958$92,500
15Other Financial Investment Activities 845$106,758
16Software Publishers 767$83,532
17Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 703$35,952
18Health and Personal Care Stores 638$98,905
19Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 634$86,577
20Services to Buildings and Dwellings 625$32,633
21Private Households 592$23,133
22Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 563$72,494
23Offices of Other Health Practitioners 528$60,616
24Residential Building Construction 525$44,123
25Insurance Carriers 508$87,365
26Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 474$98,385
27Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 449$78,503
28Traveler Accommodation 439$52,371
29Building Finishing Contractors 432$40,392
30Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 420$85,919
31Legal Services 411$97,921
32Depository Credit Intermediation 408$88,996
33Nursing Care Facilities 396$33,141
34Religious Organizations 387$36,753
35Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 386$85,627
36Grocery Stores 376$48,004
37Nonresidential Building Construction 356$55,250
38Limited-Service Eating Places 352$36,924
39Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 335$85,385
40Nondepository Credit Intermediation 333$80,269
41Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 321$83,069
42Offices of Dentists 314$95,852
43Other Information Services 313$92,106
44Drycleaning and Laundry Services 307$29,506
45Employment Services 304$83,746
46Specialized Design Services 294$69,190
47Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 292$58,906
48Automotive Repair and Maintenance 289$37,657
49Gasoline Stations 280$40,900
50Home Health Care Services 273$39,264
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 2010. 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 2010, 20,663 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 20,663 permanent labor certifications was $82,487. 5,636 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6113. The average salary of those 5,636 permanent labor certifications was $79,542. 3,097 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 5413. The average salary of those 3,097 permanent labor certifications was $74,336.

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