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2022 Green Card Report: Top Work City

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RankWork CityGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1New York, NY7,172$144,170
2Seattle, WA4,985$135,160
3Redmond, WA4,292$142,381
4San Francisco, CA3,420$156,436
5Mountain View, CA2,733$162,008
6San Jose, CA2,026$148,905
7Chicago, IL1,960$119,912
8Santa Clara, CA1,793$151,683
9Sunnyvale, CA1,737$152,276
10Houston, TX1,434$97,050
11Austin, TX1,345$120,011
12Cupertino, CA1,216$172,566
13Boston, MA1,071$129,436
14Irving, TX1,021$103,154
15Atlanta, GA1,007$105,643
16Edison, NJ957$104,698
17San Diego, CA951$113,423
18Los Angeles, CA902$90,021
19Dallas, TX868$108,721
20Plano, TX820$110,511
21Palo Alto, CA807$154,722
22Richardson, TX785$106,832
23Miami, FL716$86,687
24Hillsboro, OR567$133,983
25Charlotte, NC562$114,634
26Troy, MI546$99,240
27Alpharetta, GA544$113,297
28Tampa, FL543$112,416
29Irvine, CA525$108,613
30Jersey City, NJ509$122,885
31Plainsboro, NJ496$94,701
32Princeton, NJ493$105,681
33Fremont, CA472$131,502
34Herndon, VA463$112,648
35East Brunswick, NJ456$112,233
36Farmington Hills, MI452$96,625
37Memphis, TN450$51,713
38Bellevue, WA424$140,518
39Washington, DC411$104,212
40Cambridge, MA399$130,702
41Newtown, PA395$138,254
42Sunrise, FL389$49,899
43Philadelphia, PA381$112,689
44Phoenix, AZ343$104,958
45Pleasanton, CA339$145,816
46Redwood City, CA335$148,931
46Piscataway, NJ335$111,584
48Iselin, NJ318$119,720
49Orlando, FL312$72,461
50San Mateo, CA308$144,909
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 2021. 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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 2021, 7,172 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were New York, NY. The average salary of those 7,172 permanent labor certifications was $144,170. 4,985 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Seattle, WA. The average salary of those 4,985 permanent labor certifications was $135,160. 4,292 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Redmond, WA. The average salary of those 4,292 permanent labor certifications was $142,381.

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