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2021 Green Card Report: Top Work State

Category: All | Case Status | Country | Visa | Job Title | Occupation | Industry | Work City | Work State
RankWork StateGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1California18,173$133,603
2Texas7,462$89,502
3New York6,205$126,007
4Washington4,788$131,419
5New Jersey4,646$102,934
6Florida3,080$78,277
7Illinois2,864$105,141
8Massachusetts2,660$110,488
9Georgia2,287$79,633
10Michigan2,130$97,336
11Virginia1,960$92,502
12Pennsylvania1,709$105,839
13North Carolina1,278$103,059
14Ohio1,237$86,017
15Maryland884$82,868
16Arizona813$105,070
17Oregon800$96,430
18Missouri685$82,690
19Minnesota682$99,706
20Colorado637$95,464
21Wisconsin608$84,539
22Indiana590$83,430
23Connecticut555$114,310
24South Carolina503$49,675
25Tennessee475$81,017
26Nebraska347$81,340
27Utah343$76,194
28Alabama310$62,944
29District of Columbia273$103,153
30Arkansas260$92,557
31Kansas259$76,849
32Kentucky255$77,819
33Delaware236$100,752
34Iowa225$125,856
35Louisiana217$66,104
36Nevada173$92,835
37Oklahoma166$67,999
38New Hampshire141$101,854
39South Dakota136$66,171
40Idaho106$90,407
41Mississippi104$98,408
42New Mexico102$105,642
43Rhode Island84$97,456
44North Dakota76$111,092
45Maine64$107,659
46West Virginia62$176,453
47Vermont41$96,830
48Montana39$89,269
49Hawaii36$76,525
50Wyoming21$153,150
51Alaska21$93,343
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 State 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 18,173 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were California. The average salary of those 18,173 permanent labor certifications was $133,603. 7,462 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Texas. The average salary of those 7,462 permanent labor certifications was $89,502. 6,205 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were New York. The average salary of those 6,205 permanent labor certifications was $126,007.

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