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2016 Green Card Report: Top Occupation

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Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankOccupationGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
152Lodging Managers43$66,420
152Reporters and Correspondents43$57,673
152Dental Laboratory Technicians43$41,092
155Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors42$92,052
155Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers42$63,498
155Music Directors and Composers42$56,700
158Helpers--Production Workers41$18,234
158Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food41$16,937
160Computer Support Specialists40$62,956
161Computer Software Engineers, Applications39$83,957
161Technical Writers39$76,998
163Training and Development Managers38$101,513
163Physics Teachers, Postsecondary38$82,942
165First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers37$40,182
167Computer Occupations, All Other36$100,904
167Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School36$85,949
170History Teachers, Postsecondary35$58,427
170Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics35$44,402
170Survey Researchers35$42,662
173Computer Systems Analysts, Non R&D (ACWIA Only)34$84,551
173Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary34$69,388
175Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health33$64,187
175Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers33$38,745
177Producers and Directors32$89,574
177Maintenance and Repair Workers, General32$38,435
179First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers31$64,079
179Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians31$50,488
179Billing and Posting Clerks31$39,242
179Mental Health Counselors31$35,102
179Office Clerks, General31$27,665
179Personal Care Aides31$20,615
185Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors30$47,412
187Urban and Regional Planners29$64,584
188Administrative Services Managers28$98,676
188First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers28$59,981
188Industrial Engineering Technicians28$53,882
188File Clerks28$33,024
188Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals28$28,239
195Managers, All Other27$96,003
195Landscape Architects27$72,048
195First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers27$70,132
195Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers27$36,149
199Soil and Plant Scientists26$73,054
199Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists26$66,276
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 Occupation 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, 43 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Lodging Managers. The average salary of those 43 permanent labor certifications was $66,420. 43 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Reporters and Correspondents. The average salary of those 43 permanent labor certifications was $57,673. 43 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Dental Laboratory Technicians. The average salary of those 43 permanent labor certifications was $41,092.

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