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Green Card Report: Top Majors

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RankMajorGreen Card PetitionsAverage Salary
1Computer Science16,197$148,885
2Computer Engineering5,549$152,238
3Electrical Engineering5,044$143,864
4Business Administration3,338$136,128
5Mechanical Engineering2,727$126,361
6Information Technology2,452$134,031
7Electronic Engineering2,175$141,640
8Electrical And Computer Engineering1,886$159,229
9Applied Computer Science1,593$133,882
10Software Engineering1,487$151,948
12Information Systems1,426$132,500
13Computer Science And Engineering1,335$148,889
14High School Diploma1,186$30,909
15Electronics Engineering1,185$143,982
16Computer Information Systems1,083$129,193
17Computer Applications1,028$121,151
19Industrial Engineering894$122,875
21Civil Engineering797$103,498
23Management Information Systems717$136,324
24High School696$36,087
25Medical Technology683$62,179
26Business Analytics592$133,356
31Engineering Management498$126,094
32Chemical Engineering494$134,366
34Electronics And Communication Engineering439$125,491
35Computer Science Engineering401$133,147
37Medical Laboratory Science352$58,297
38Information Technology Management351$109,335
39Electrical And Electronic Engineering344$150,290
41Information Technology And Management316$130,174
44Electrical And Electronics Engineering302$128,607
45Data Science296$147,422
46Information Systems Management287$160,973
47Engineering Computer286$91,300
48Computer And Information Science283$129,795

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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 Majors 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 The number includes certified, withdrawn, denied and certified but withdrawn certifications.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, 16,197 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Science. The average salary of those 16,197 permanent labor certifications was $148,885. 5,549 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Computer Engineering. The average salary of those 5,549 permanent labor certifications was $152,238. 5,044 permanent labor certifications filed under PERM to National Processing Centers for Green Card were Electrical Engineering. The average salary of those 5,044 permanent labor certifications was $143,864.