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RankOccupationNumber of LCA *Average Salary
1Computer Systems Analysts116,591$78,719
2Software Developers, Applications100,536$95,216
3Computer Programmers90,138$68,616
4Computer Occupations, All Other54,671$78,729
5Software Developers, Systems Software17,504$111,333
6Management Analysts13,107$90,248
7Accountants And Auditors10,911$66,218
8Network And Computer Systems Administrators10,489$75,805
9Financial Analysts9,793$103,599
10Mechanical Engineers8,400$80,592
11Database Administrators8,303$78,773
12Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists7,488$64,299
13Operations Research Analysts7,080$92,762
14Electronics Engineers, Except Computer6,444$104,184
15Electrical Engineers5,959$89,613
16Physicians And Surgeons, All Other5,576$169,624
17Computer And Information Systems Managers5,396$130,268
18Web Developers5,317$68,673
19Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists4,549$66,473
20Physical Therapists3,996$70,887
22Biochemists And Biophysicists3,566$56,070
23Industrial Engineers3,332$84,265
24Biological Scientists, All Other3,156$59,537
25Civil Engineers2,806$74,835
26Marketing Managers2,791$130,951
27Engineers, All Other2,709$73,389
28Graphic Designers2,161$64,398
30Sales Engineers2,093$104,787
31Internists, General2,072$208,692
32Commercial And Industrial Designers1,945$65,803
33General And Operations Managers1,797$123,443
34Financial Managers1,790$148,460
35Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary1,665$139,853
37Secondary School Teachers, Except Special And1,539$49,419
38Computer And Information Research Scientists1,451$116,425
40Architectural And Engineering Managers1,405$143,732
41Financial Specialists, All Other1,359$80,592
42Elementary School Teachers, Except Special1,317$48,391
43Public Relations Specialists1,280$54,661
44Chemical Engineers1,271$93,571
45Human Resources Specialists1,270$60,048
46Biological Technicians1,225$41,996
47Computer Hardware Engineers1,198$109,530
48Materials Engineers1,197$88,264
49Business Operations Specialists, All Other1,166$64,803
50Architects, Except Landscape And Naval1,146$59,700
The above report lists the top 100 Occupation submitted by US emplloyer in fiscal year 2015. The H1B Visa Petitions is the number of Labor Condition Application(LCA) for H1B Visa. . The number includes new, renew and transfer of LCA. The Average Salary is the average proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors(employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. Our algorithm uses the middle point of the range to calculate the average salary.

For Example, the first record on this report means that in fiscal year 2015 116,591 LCA submitted for H1B Visa are Computer Systems Analysts. The average salary of those 116,591 LCA is $78,719.

*: The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.

A new LCA is needed if the foreigner worker changes his or her work location(even within the same state and same company), because the prevailing wage of the position depends on geographic location. However, if the new location is within the same Metropolitan Statistical Area or normal commuting distance, no new LCA is needed.

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