2012 H1B Visa Report

2012 Highest Pay Occupations(with at least 60 fillings)
Occupation Code Filings Average Salary
Surgeons 29-1067 215 $250,670
Anesthesiologists 29-1061 96 $245,560
Chief Executives 11-1011 738 $212,832
Models 41-9012 149 $201,782
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 29-1064 122 $196,809
Internists, General 29-1063 2,342 $177,322
Psychiatrists 29-1066 395 $177,100
Family and General Practitioners 29-1062 1,052 $168,758
Pediatricians, General 29-1065 573 $148,512
Lawyers 23-1011 1,148 $147,422
Financial Managers 11-3031 387 $145,561
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 29-1069 5,403 $136,498
Architectural and Engineering Managers 11-9041 331 $133,666
Dentists, All Other Specialists 29-1029 150 $132,952
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1071 1,331 $129,201
Marketing Managers 11-2021 540 $122,191
Dentists, General 29-1021 667 $121,457
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11-3021 1,158 $118,498
Petroleum Engineers 17-2171 460 $118,365
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 41-3031 389 $116,816
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1011 876 $116,633
General and Operations Managers 11-1021 1,782 $115,262
Pharmacists 29-1051 1,884 $112,809
Managers, All Other 11-9199 337 $112,102
Sales Managers 11-2022 194 $108,491
Purchasing Managers 11-3061 86 $104,272
Art Directors 27-1011 331 $102,502
Advertising and Promotions Managers 11-2011 106 $101,349
Computer and Information Research Scientists 15-1111 1,139 $99,615
Optometrists 29-1041 78 $99,398
Industrial Production Managers 11-3051 116 $98,635
Software Developers, Systems Software 15-1133 12,663 $98,219
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 17-2151 108 $98,209
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 19-2042 608 $97,559
Economists 19-3011 717 $97,549
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 17-2121 276 $95,419
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 17-2111 164 $95,253
Financial Analysts 13-2051 7,842 $93,335
Sales Engineers 41-9031 1,354 $91,548
Computer Hardware Engineers 17-2061 1,219 $91,206
Software Developers, Applications 15-1132 50,141 $90,881
Insurance Underwriters 13-2053 79 $89,952
Nuclear Engineers 17-2161 66 $89,617
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1063 395 $89,146
Actuaries 15-2011 532 $87,789
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 17-2072 5,018 $87,696
Aerospace Engineers 17-2011 287 $87,379
Medical and Health Services Managers 11-9111 123 $85,930
Personal Financial Advisors 13-2052 202 $85,666
Electrical Engineers 17-2071 5,176 $84,540
Chemical Engineers 17-2041 1,360 $84,439
Management Analysts 13-1111 8,824 $83,803
Physician Assistants 29-1071 86 $82,894
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1031 107 $82,784
Mathematicians 15-2021 252 $81,968
Operations Research Analysts 15-2031 4,420 $81,748
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1032 809 $80,613
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1042 330 $79,860
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 11-9033 89 $79,805
Computer Occupations, All Other 15-1199 251 $79,497
Financial Examiners 13-2061 81 $79,325
Statisticians 15-2041 1,953 $79,186
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1021 352 $79,099
Materials Engineers 17-2131 852 $78,462
Industrial Engineers 17-2112 2,983 $76,333
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1051 78 $75,982
Mechanical Engineers 17-2141 5,951 $75,840
Multimedia Artists and Animators 27-1014 594 $75,765
Veterinarians 29-1131 364 $74,783
Physicists 19-2012 1,012 $74,595
Database Administrators 15-1141 4,754 $74,514
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 25-1199 217 $74,168
Engineers, All Other 17-2199 1,198 $74,069
Producers and Directors 27-2012 358 $73,794
Credit Analysts 13-2041 517 $73,291
Biomedical Engineers 17-2031 735 $73,219
Civil Engineers 17-2051 2,433 $72,756
Environmental Engineers 17-2081 448 $72,699
Computer Systems Analysts 15-1121 68,824 $72,578
Epidemiologists 19-1041 142 $71,660
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 15-1142 6,024 $70,229
Occupational Therapists 29-1122 993 $69,357
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1065 162 $69,307
Logisticians 13-1081 983 $69,198
Fashion Designers 27-1022 477 $68,759
Compliance Officers 13-1041 393 $68,410
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1066 178 $68,277
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1054 216 $67,941
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 41-4011 213 $67,339
Speech-Language Pathologists 29-1127 442 $66,970
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 19-2021 140 $66,954
Materials Scientists 19-2032 701 $66,752
Sociologists 19-3041 64 $66,544
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1126 172 $66,482
Physical Therapists 29-1123 3,898 $66,465
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 29-1199 712 $66,461
Urban and Regional Planners 19-3051 111 $65,932
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13-1141 112 $65,822
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1067 73 $65,301
Cost Estimators 13-1051 506 $65,099
Hydrologists 19-2043 77 $64,940
Computer Programmers 15-1131 48,008 $64,857
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1022 727 $64,799
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 19-3099 98 $64,623
Financial Specialists, All Other 13-2099 405 $64,540
Psychologists, All Other 19-3039 88 $64,329
Astronomers 19-2011 118 $63,975
Agricultural Engineers 17-2021 107 $63,579
Food Scientists and Technologists 19-1012 462 $63,564
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 19-3031 117 $62,908
Chiropractors 29-1011 82 $62,783
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1123 173 $62,211
History Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1125 150 $62,183
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1072 73 $62,120
Technical Writers 27-3042 304 $61,550
Writers and Authors 27-3043 158 $61,206
Accountants and Auditors 13-2011 8,379 $61,084
Legal Support Workers, All Other 23-2099 82 $60,934
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 19-2041 309 $60,887
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1121 337 $60,701
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 19-4041 112 $60,625
Music Directors and Composers 27-2041 120 $60,580
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1052 228 $60,199
Physical Scientists, All Other 19-2099 269 $60,043
Chemists 19-2031 1,977 $59,792
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 23-2011 270 $59,050
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 17-1011 871 $58,718
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13-1199 1,842 $58,598
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 13-1161 6,432 $58,310
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 19-1042 4,407 $58,184
Budget Analysts 13-2031 494 $57,906
Commercial and Industrial Designers 27-1021 1,273 $57,797
Training and Development Specialists 13-1151 358 $57,657
Judicial Law Clerks 23-1012 286 $57,473
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1122 159 $57,132
Film and Video Editors 27-4032 96 $57,082
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 29-9011 268 $57,035
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 13-1022 125 $56,727
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 13-1023 158 $56,693
Geographers 19-3092 83 $56,518
Librarians 25-4021 86 $56,201
Curators 25-4012 129 $55,881
Computer Support Specialists 15-1150 773 $55,734
Soil and Plant Scientists 19-1013 526 $55,122
Editors 27-3041 398 $55,099
Animal Scientists 19-1011 116 $54,851
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1124 840 $54,716
Interior Designers 27-1025 337 $54,672
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1081 228 $54,575
Landscape Architects 17-1012 122 $53,910
Graphic Designers 27-1024 1,819 $53,884
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 17-3029 64 $53,872
Biological Scientists, All Other 19-1029 2,431 $53,240
Biochemists and Biophysicists 19-1021 4,109 $53,140
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 17-3023 304 $53,107
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1193 89 $53,063
Microbiologists 19-1022 669 $52,100
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 29-2011 1,098 $51,862
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 25-2053 134 $51,830
Instructional Coordinators 25-9031 511 $51,490
Public Relations Specialists 27-3031 1,083 $51,047
Dietitians and Nutritionists 29-1031 111 $50,890
Life Scientists, All Other 19-1099 780 $50,833
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 25-2054 244 $50,827
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 139 $49,875
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 25-9099 67 $49,766
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 19-1023 95 $49,304
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 13-1121 189 $49,211
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 41-4012 65 $48,553
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031 1,664 $47,751
Architectural and Civil Drafters 17-3011 519 $47,152
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 27-3099 219 $46,780
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 19-4099 86 $46,205
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2021 1,602 $46,038
Designers, All Other 27-1029 206 $45,929
Directors, Religious Activities and Education 21-2021 82 $45,748
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors 25-3011 72 $45,497
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2022 518 $45,410
Athletic Trainers 29-9091 108 $45,251
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031 117 $45,053
Health Educators 21-1091 248 $44,949
Social Science Research Assistants 19-4061 394 $44,643
Reporters and Correspondents 27-3022 280 $44,588
Interpreters and Translators 27-3091 233 $44,332
Survey Researchers 19-3022 74 $43,321
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 43-6011 76 $43,216
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25-3021 112 $43,124
Clergy 21-2011 164 $42,067
Mental Health Counselors 21-1014 160 $41,655
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 21-1012 233 $41,316
Coaches and Scouts 27-2022 438 $41,104
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2012 269 $40,294
Biological Technicians 19-4021 1,364 $39,070
Chemical Technicians 19-4031 174 $39,058
Credit Counselors 13-2071 67 $39,051
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 19-4011 87 $38,905
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 21-1023 75 $38,043
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 21-1021 108 $37,576
Rehabilitation Counselors 21-1015 152 $35,104
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2011 321 $32,698
Recreation Workers 39-9032 73 $31,764