2012 H1B Visa Report


Rank Occupation Number of LCA * Average Salary
1 Computer Systems Analysts 46,106 $72,541
2 Computer Programmers 43,118 $63,980
3 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 29,434 $89,356
4 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 10,766 $96,780
5 Software Developers, Applications 9,982 $90,053
6 Financial Analysts 8,147 $95,243
7 Management Analysts 7,766 $83,262
8 Mechanical Engineers 6,155 $75,382
9 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 5,688 $128,755
10 Electrical Engineers 5,609 $84,418
11 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 5,491 $91,044
12 Market Research Analysts 5,143 $58,461
13 Accountants and Auditors 4,437 $63,179
14 Database Administrators 4,360 $73,168
15 Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers 4,165 $71,485
16 Operations Research Analysts 3,928 $84,539
17 Physical Therapists 3,671 $66,334
18 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 3,645 $60,601
19 Computer Occupations, All Other* 3,520 $70,354
20 Accountants 3,419 $56,242
21 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,383 $70,361
22 Biochemists and Biophysicists 3,377 $52,384
23 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3,205 $117,591
24 Industrial Engineers 2,983 $78,376
25 Software Developers, Systems Software 2,844 $98,170
26 Marketing Managers 2,808 $111,026
27 Civil Engineers 2,684 $71,354
28 Internists, General 2,366 $172,453
29 Computer Specialists, All Other 2,305 $70,929
30 Chemists 2,189 $62,128
31 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects 2,178 $77,842
32 Graphic Designers 2,076 $50,182
33 Statisticians 2,038 $81,110
34 General and Operations Managers 2,018 $116,318
35 Biological Scientists, All Other 1,959 $51,099
36 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Educati 1,878 $46,982
37 Pharmacists 1,828 $112,333
38 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1,744 $57,775
39 Financial Managers 1,657 $130,979
40 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,560 $55,393
41 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 1,492 $70,547
42 Chemical Engineers 1,464 $83,589
43 Managers, All Other 1,463 $94,552
44 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Voca 1,437 $48,767
45 Lawyers 1,366 $140,155
46 Sales Engineers 1,353 $89,100
47 Engineering Managers 1,322 $129,770
48 Medical and Health Services Managers 1,316 $70,746
49 Biological Technicians 1,311 $39,696
50 Public Relations Specialists 1,252 $49,136
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