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2021 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
1Software Engineer5,621$138,764
2Software Development Engineer Ii1,586$132,428
3Software Developer1,420$107,883
4Senior Software Engineer1,299$142,884
5Assistant Professor739$108,357
6Truck Driver699$38,020
7Technical Lead601$150,065
8Computer Systems Analyst B469$88,171
9Software Development Engineer415$143,370
10Manager406$121,031
11Landscape Laborer365$24,497
12Programmer Analyst358$98,487
13Janitor350$20,586
14Senior Software Developer318$120,285
15Data Scientist306$137,608
16Caregiver303$24,696
17Sr. Software Engineer302$128,512
18Systems Analyst292$98,560
19Component Design Engineer291$129,604
20Software Engineer Ii275$128,205
21Process Engineer263$123,671
22Technical Architect257$157,170
23Accountant222$64,502
24Software Engineer 3220$130,220
25Project Manager203$106,589
26Business Analyst184$92,086
27Lead Analyst183$129,915
28Computer Systems Analyst C173$75,130
29Associate172$152,959
30Systems Engineer168$103,808
31Database Administrator167$92,117
32Computer Systems Analyst A166$75,130
33Medical Technologist164$45,116
34Product (Program) Specialist157$160,523
35Food Preparation And Serving Worker156$17,313
36Product Manager151$143,174
37Research Scientist150$150,477
38Project Engineer148$87,439
39Senior Engineer144$118,927
40Lead Software Engineer143$133,798
40Crew Member143$26,290
42Cook142$29,870
43Software Engineer 2137$128,202
44Hospitalist Physician135$258,879
45Member Of Technical Staff131$142,991
46Software Developer / Analyst130$90,531
47Senior Programmer Analysts126$114,324
48Mechanical Engineer123$89,928
49Financial Analyst122$92,900
50Market Research Analyst121$50,711
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 2020. 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 2020, 5,621 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Engineer. The average salary of those 5,621 permanent labor certifications was $138,764. 1,586 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Development Engineer Ii. The average salary of those 1,586 permanent labor certifications was $132,428. 1,420 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Software Developer. The average salary of those 1,420 permanent labor certifications was $107,883.

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