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2016 Green Card Report: Top Job Title

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankJob TitleGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
51Chemists157$75,700
51Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education157$50,810
53Accountant148$59,182
54Industrial Production Managers147$110,619
54Biochemists and Biophysicists147$72,939
54MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST147$51,833
57Pharmacists144$115,611
57Elementary Bilingual Teacher144$48,094
59Clergy143$35,688
60Multimedia Artists and Animators140$89,112
61Information Security Analysts137$117,045
62computer and information systems manager136$135,539
62computer programmer136$81,350
64Instructional Coordinators135$51,668
65Electronics Engineer, Except Computer133$110,121
66Actuaries132$117,567
67Meat, Poultry, and Fish cutters and Trimmer130$16,795
68Graphic Designers127$64,158
69Computer Software Developer124$95,468
70Purchasing Managers123$113,570
70Sales Engineer123$97,301
72Financial Analyst121$106,896
72Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists121$58,166
72CAREGIVER121$20,797
75DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR120$83,647
76Computer Hardware Engineers119$122,999
77MEAT, POULTRY AND FISH CUTTER AND TRIMMERS118$19,487
78Biomedical Engineers116$94,529
79Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents111$167,345
80Commercial and Industrial Designers107$81,064
80Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary107$61,593
82Dentists, General106$132,919
82Architects, Except Landscape and Naval106$71,166
84Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary104$67,503
84Special Education Teachers, Secondary School104$52,205
84HOME HEALTH AIDES104$21,267
87Systems Analyst102$85,508
88Software Developers Applications100$84,974
89Chief Executives99$208,514
90Senior Software Engineer98$106,176
90Cook98$27,626
92Occupational Therapist93$76,188
93Family and General Practitioners91$176,055
94Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers90$133,993
95Meat, Poultry, Fish Cutters and Trimmers89$20,218
95Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse89$16,848
97Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary86$134,092
98Marketing Manager85$126,890
98Electrical Engineer85$91,879
98COOKS, FAST FOOD85$16,974
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 2015. 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 2015, 157 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Chemists. The average salary of those 157 permanent labor certifications was $75,700. 157 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education. The average salary of those 157 permanent labor certifications was $50,810. 148 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Accountant. The average salary of those 148 permanent labor certifications was $59,182.

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