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2011 Green Card Report: Top Job Title


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RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Software Engineers, Applications5,215$87,735
2Computer Systems Analyst2,688$77,233
3Computer Systems Analysts2,347$82,185
4Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software1,997$93,201
5Computer Software Engineer, Applications1,266$88,280
6Software Engineer1,103$78,978
7Assistant Professor1,084$85,341
8Computer Software Engineer811$80,937
9Computer Programmers798$71,200
10Computer and Information Systems Managers763$107,868
11Financial Analysts742$102,393
12Operations Research Analysts693$80,272
13Operations Research Analyst643$77,229
13Market Research Analyst643$54,480
15Electrical Engineers618$83,522
16Electronics Engineers, Except Computer592$91,329
17Cooks, Restaurant585$25,700
18Engineering Managers567$105,935
19Mechanical Engineers561$78,838
20Market Research Analysts542$60,817
21Programmer Analyst540$65,479
22Management Analysts496$99,986
23Database Administrators494$80,688
24COMPUTER PROGRAMMER492$68,166
25Pharmacist484$111,651
26Network and Computer Systems Administrators467$77,686
27Civil Engineers463$73,667
28INTERNISTS, GENERAL461$167,934
29Electronics Engineer457$88,275
29Accountant457$56,368
29Chefs and Head Cooks457$40,668
32Industrial Engineers453$80,100
33Mechanical Engineer431$74,829
34Accountants426$65,470
35COOK417$24,671
36Systems Analyst412$74,089
37COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER394$109,568
38Physicians and Surgeons, All Other389$190,808
39Statisticians381$83,227
40Electrical Engineer378$88,203
41Financial Analyst363$90,855
42business teachers, postsecondary358$113,457
43DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR344$76,256
44Accountants and Auditors338$73,286
45Marketing Managers332$109,337
46Engineering Manager294$105,494
47HOME HEALTH AIDES292$18,854
48Software Applications Engineer289$96,254
49Management Analyst279$82,015
50Marketing Manager261$105,802
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 Job Title 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, 5,215 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Software Engineers, Applications. The average salary of those 5,215 permanent labor certifications was $87,735. 2,688 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analyst. The average salary of those 2,688 permanent labor certifications was $77,233. 2,347 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 2,347 permanent labor certifications was $82,185.

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