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Green Card Report: Top NAICS Industries

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RankNAICS IndustryGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 40,353$130,753
2Information 11,491$158,289
3Finance and Insurance 7,560$143,455
4Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 5,714$44,460
5Health Care and Social Assistance 5,706$89,112
6Accommodation and Food Services 3,944$33,754
7Educational Services 2,596$93,495
8Wholesale Trade 1,930$77,849
9Construction 1,809$64,709
10Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,166$45,752
11Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 979$33,549
12Management of Companies and Enterprises 788$138,180
13Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 529$97,583
14Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 404$65,783
15Utilities 198$118,362
16Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 138$111,255
17Public Administration 101$98,336

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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 NAICS Industries 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 40,353 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 54. The average salary of those 40,353 permanent labor certifications was $130,753. 11,491 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Information 51. The average salary of those 11,491 permanent labor certifications was $158,289. 7,560 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Finance and Insurance 52. The average salary of those 7,560 permanent labor certifications was $143,455.