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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
153Food Scientists and Technologists51$74,302
154Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary50$76,974
155Occupational Therapists48$78,310
155First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers48$53,900
157Sales Manager46$125,999
157Materials Scientists46$88,062
157Budget Analysts46$68,051
160Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians45$69,521
160Slaughters and Meat Packers45$16,328
162Computer Software Engineers, Applications44$83,349
162Paralegals and Legal Assistants44$60,915
164Human Resources Managers43$135,455
164software developers, applicatoins43$91,440
166Internist General41$219,651
166Veterinarians41$92,101
166Computer User Support Specialists41$79,812
166Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary41$68,822
166Special Education Teachers, Middle School41$57,031
166Self-Enrichment Education Teachers41$45,808
166COOK, RESTAURANT41$26,683
173Personal Financial Advisors40$127,673
173Education Administrators, Postsecondary40$78,413
173Social and Community Service Managers40$68,680
176Hospitalist39$206,853
176Advertising and Promotions Managers39$106,357
176COMBINED FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING WORKERS, INCLUDING FAST FOOD39$16,945
179Electronics Engineers, Except Computers38$102,390
179Market Research Analysts & Marketing Specialists38$86,434
179Software Developers, Applications, Non R & D38$83,854
182Education Teachers, Postsecondary37$58,884
182Mechanical Engineering Technicians37$58,827
182Instructional Coordinator37$48,469
182Interpreters and Translators37$46,416
186Directors, Religious Activities and Education36$44,664
187Bookkeeper35$40,355
188SENIOR PROGRAMMER ANALYST34$88,820
188Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary34$68,108
188Communications Teachers, Postsecondary34$63,101
191GENERAL AND OPERATIONS MANAGER33$130,972
191Computer Software Engineer33$76,800
191Slaughters and Meat Packer33$19,219
194Public Relations and Fundraising Managers32$128,410
194Technical Writers32$78,253
194Nursing Aide/Care Giver32$18,013
197Training and Development Managers31$106,056
197Electronics Engineers31$96,487
197Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*31$69,884
197English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary31$63,897
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, 51 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Food Scientists and Technologists. The average salary of those 51 permanent labor certifications was $74,302. 50 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary. The average salary of those 50 permanent labor certifications was $76,974. 48 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Occupational Therapists. The average salary of those 48 permanent labor certifications was $78,310.

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