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2019 Green Card Report: Top Work City

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RankWork CityGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1New York, NY7,562$129,833
2Seattle, WA4,941$129,796
3San Francisco, CA3,435$138,696
4Redmond, WA2,435$132,793
5Mountain View, CA2,423$147,361
6San Jose, CA2,369$135,413
7Santa Clara, CA1,949$137,207
8Houston, TX1,945$92,062
9Sunnyvale, CA1,830$141,821
10Chicago, IL1,794$102,368
11Plano, TX1,711$105,465
12Los Angeles, CA1,394$74,347
13Austin, TX1,380$107,248
14Menlo Park, CA1,291$151,302
15Edison, NJ1,221$98,149
16San Diego, CA1,137$113,505
17Atlanta, GA1,116$104,680
18Miami, FL1,086$67,272
19Irving, TX1,079$97,524
20Cupertino, CA1,074$159,121
21Dallas, TX1,066$97,435
22Palo Alto, CA967$147,597
23Boston, MA878$118,032
24Hillsboro, OR865$122,227
25Jersey City, NJ846$113,198
26Troy, MI778$90,522
27Irvine, CA641$102,145
28Tampa, FL632$96,213
29Fremont, CA608$116,355
29Alpharetta, GA608$102,781
31Bellevue, WA604$124,115
32Phoenix, AZ546$101,962
33Georgetown, DE538$23,122
34Charlotte, NC479$105,085
35Washington, DC469$92,750
36Piscataway, NJ451$106,775
37Herndon, VA448$106,276
38Princeton, NJ444$107,191
39Folsom, CA430$120,402
40Farmington Hills, MI419$90,068
41Gainesville, GA406$22,261
42Cambridge, MA404$118,154
43Cary, NC392$102,271
44Pleasanton, CA391$124,719
45Iselin, NJ388$110,238
46Frisco, TX385$99,218
47Newtown, PA373$117,991
48Redwood City, CA369$130,553
49Columbus, OH365$100,590
50Chandler, AZ362$104,929
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 Work City who have filed the largest numbers of permanent labor certifications under PERM in fiscal year 2018. 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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 2018, 7,562 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were New York, NY. The average salary of those 7,562 permanent labor certifications was $129,833. 4,941 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Seattle, WA. The average salary of those 4,941 permanent labor certifications was $129,796. 3,435 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were San Francisco, CA. The average salary of those 3,435 permanent labor certifications was $138,696.

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