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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
101Economics Teachers, Postsecondary84$97,166
102Petroleum Engineers83$144,132
102Medical and Health Services Managers83$96,694
102Cost Estimators83$73,608
105Pharmacist82$113,426
106Credit Analysts81$100,695
106Business Analyst81$85,481
108GRAPHIC DESIGNER80$44,421
109Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary78$82,290
110Marine Engineers and Naval Architects77$101,792
110Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks77$41,630
112Pediatricians, General76$170,490
112Construction Managers76$101,801
112Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education76$47,855
115Industrial Engineer75$84,388
116Computer and Information Research Scientists74$118,656
116Software Developers, Application74$96,585
116Web Developers74$77,662
119Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists73$86,915
119Compliance Officers73$86,538
121Psychiatrists71$198,318
121Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers71$29,724
123Janitor69$16,900
124Public Relations Specialists68$60,425
125Natural Sciences Managers67$132,384
125Operations Research Analyst67$73,194
125Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education67$53,706
128Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects66$97,689
128Network and Computer Systems Administrator66$83,102
130HEALTH DIAGNOSING AND TREATING PRACTITIONERS, ALL OTHER65$49,641
131Sr. Software Engineer64$105,190
132Internist, General63$211,570
132S/Ware Developers, Applications63$101,063
132Training and Development Specialists63$76,210
135Statistician62$83,014
136Environmental Engineers61$83,354
136Food Service Managers61$64,786
138Meat Packer60$18,759
139Network and Computer Systems Administrators*59$96,506
139Human Resources Specialists59$67,875
141Computer & Information Systems Managers56$142,319
141Fashion Designers56$84,543
141Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary56$57,351
144Software Developers, System Software54$123,627
144Aerospace Engineers54$100,956
144Materials Engineer54$97,779
144Medical Technologist54$51,460
144Coaches and Scouts54$39,831
149Civil Engineer53$83,133
150Surgeons52$375,649
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, 84 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Economics Teachers, Postsecondary. The average salary of those 84 permanent labor certifications was $97,166. 83 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Petroleum Engineers. The average salary of those 83 permanent labor certifications was $144,132. 83 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Medical and Health Services Managers. The average salary of those 83 permanent labor certifications was $96,694.

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