2017 H1B Visa Report

2017 Highest Pay Occupations(with at least 60 fillings)
Occupation Code Filings Average Salary
Surgeons 29-1067 212 $308,397
Anesthesiologists 29-1061 91 $286,563
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 29-1064 128 $229,002
Chief Executives 11-1011 768 $220,856
Internists, General 29-1063 1,713 $220,536
Psychiatrists 29-1066 391 $214,755
Family and General Practitioners 29-1062 627 $198,404
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 29-1069 5,828 $193,716
Pediatricians, General 29-1065 493 $181,123
Lawyers 23-1011 1,751 $159,468
Dentists, All Other Specialists 29-1029 162 $157,831
Financial Managers 11-3031 1,851 $152,627
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1071 1,939 $151,605
Architectural and Engineering Managers 11-9041 1,556 $141,733
Dentists, General 29-1021 1,177 $136,882
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11-3021 7,255 $134,583
Marketing Managers 11-2021 2,866 $133,664
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 41-3031 380 $132,783
Petroleum Engineers 17-2171 286 $127,740
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1011 1,106 $127,603
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 11-2031 200 $125,409
Human Resources Managers 11-3121 343 $121,322
Mathematicians 15-2021 542 $120,306
Computer and Information Research Scientists 15-1111 1,702 $120,303
Pharmacists 29-1051 779 $120,013
Natural Sciences Managers 11-9121 437 $119,923
Sales Managers 11-2022 934 $118,885
Managers, All Other 11-9199 837 $116,641
General and Operations Managers 11-1021 1,936 $116,613
Art Directors 27-1011 427 $114,481
Computer Hardware Engineers 17-2061 1,313 $113,918
Optometrists 29-1041 130 $112,046
Software Developers, Systems Software 15-1133 18,767 $111,426
Advertising and Promotions Managers 11-2011 385 $110,115
Computer Network Architects 15-1143 1,100 $107,788
Industrial Production Managers 11-3051 772 $107,095
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 11-3071 756 $106,439
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1063 375 $106,141
Purchasing Managers 11-3061 326 $105,776
Sales Engineers 41-9031 2,364 $105,678
Economists 19-3011 989 $105,442
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 11-9032 72 $103,870
Financial Examiners 13-2061 102 $103,532
Training and Development Managers 11-3131 143 $103,240
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 17-2072 6,375 $101,422
Information Security Analysts 15-1122 1,845 $101,034
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 11-9033 262 $100,751
Financial Analysts 13-2051 9,451 $100,588
Software Developers, Applications 15-1132 127,561 $98,536
Aerospace Engineers 17-2011 266 $98,207
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 17-2121 124 $98,173
Personal Financial Advisors 13-2052 111 $96,906
Actuaries 15-2011 678 $96,309
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 19-2042 416 $95,921
Medical and Health Services Managers 11-9111 616 $95,683
Nurse Practitioners 29-1171 135 $94,865
Management Analysts 13-1111 13,295 $94,664
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 17-2111 187 $92,547
Statisticians 15-2041 5,217 $91,893
Veterinarians 29-1131 446 $91,474
Chemical Engineers 17-2041 1,013 $91,223
Construction Managers 11-9021 677 $90,886
Operations Research Analysts 15-2031 9,835 $90,716
Materials Engineers 17-2131 1,241 $89,769
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1021 663 $89,690
Electrical Engineers 17-2071 6,309 $89,282
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 17-2151 113 $87,162
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1032 981 $87,082
Epidemiologists 19-1041 142 $86,188
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1031 127 $85,207
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1051 75 $85,038
Administrative Services Managers 11-3011 122 $84,653
Computer Occupations, All Other 15-1199 59,509 $84,028
Credit Analysts 13-2041 682 $83,707
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1042 345 $83,615
Financial Specialists, All Other 13-2099 2,539 $82,743
Computer Systems Analysts 15-1121 106,459 $82,461
Industrial Engineers 17-2112 3,446 $82,386
Database Administrators 15-1141 7,923 $82,255
Physicists 19-2012 740 $82,250
Producers and Directors 27-2012 305 $81,918
Biomedical Engineers 17-2031 1,007 $81,604
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 11-9141 71 $81,355
Mechanical Engineers 17-2141 9,954 $80,434
Engineers, All Other 17-2199 3,542 $79,763
Multimedia Artists and Animators 27-1014 588 $79,232
Astronomers 19-2011 108 $79,193
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 41-4011 160 $78,773
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041 95 $77,945
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 15-1142 10,833 $77,868
Technical Writers 27-3042 377 $77,701
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 29-9011 91 $77,500
Physical Scientists, All Other 19-2099 193 $77,412
Writers and Authors 27-3043 145 $77,337
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1065 155 $76,376
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 13-1141 118 $76,252
Compliance Officers 13-1041 1,002 $75,728
Insurance Underwriters 13-2053 88 $75,614
Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 53-2011 155 $75,400
Occupational Therapists 29-1122 524 $74,493
History Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1125 94 $74,352
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 19-1042 4,281 $74,076
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 19-3031 104 $74,038
Civil Engineers 17-2051 3,494 $73,962
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1072 65 $73,936
Materials Scientists 19-2032 726 $73,582
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 19-2021 103 $73,454
Environmental Engineers 17-2081 519 $73,443
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 25-1199 189 $72,969
Physical Therapists 29-1123 3,087 $72,918
Physics Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1054 178 $72,894
Curators 25-4012 104 $72,816
Agricultural Engineers 17-2021 94 $72,662
Logisticians 13-1081 1,914 $72,482
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1022 745 $72,293
Sociologists 19-3041 79 $71,986
Training and Development Specialists 13-1151 581 $71,591
Food Scientists and Technologists 19-1012 549 $71,329
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1052 200 $71,162
Graphic Designers 27-1024 2,195 $71,148
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1126 142 $70,935
Commercial and Industrial Designers 27-1021 1,442 $70,541
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1062 68 $70,415
Computer Programmers 15-1131 58,728 $70,303
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 19-3099 90 $69,986
Speech-Language Pathologists 29-1127 387 $69,888
Social and Community Service Managers 11-9151 190 $69,882
Fashion Designers 27-1022 348 $69,760
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1121 280 $69,746
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 19-2041 289 $68,944
Accountants and Auditors 13-2011 11,649 $68,729
Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1067 65 $68,224
Life Scientists, All Other 19-1099 146 $68,177
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1066 147 $68,098
Lodging Managers 11-9081 90 $68,076
Chemists 19-2031 2,198 $68,063
Computer Network Support Specialists 15-1152 823 $67,706
Registered Nurses 29-1141 238 $67,647
Urban and Regional Planners 19-3051 249 $67,574
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1122 180 $67,146
Legal Support Workers, All Other 23-2099 109 $66,945
Biological Scientists, All Other 19-1029 3,326 $66,783
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 13-1161 7,577 $66,648
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other 29-9099 720 $66,462
Web Developers 15-1134 5,085 $66,055
Librarians 25-4021 73 $65,021
Psychologists, All Other 19-3039 71 $64,789
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 13-1199 985 $64,760
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 17-3023 87 $64,630
Cost Estimators 13-1051 775 $64,289
Judicial Law Clerks 23-1012 287 $64,192
Human Resources Specialists 13-1071 1,378 $64,141
Editors 27-3041 403 $63,970
Animal Scientists 19-1011 90 $63,597
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 17-1011 1,378 $63,532
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 23-2011 277 $63,441
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 17-1021 63 $62,730
Survey Researchers 19-3022 163 $62,722
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1081 215 $62,661
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1123 139 $62,040
Budget Analysts 13-2031 552 $62,004
Biochemists and Biophysicists 19-1021 2,816 $61,788
Dietitians and Nutritionists 29-1031 89 $61,521
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 19-1023 77 $61,288
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 29-1199 439 $60,761
Geographers 19-3092 62 $60,662
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 13-1023 232 $60,575
Education Administrators, All Other 11-9039 82 $60,426
Geological and Petroleum Technicians 19-4041 63 $60,259
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1193 81 $59,786
Instructional Coordinators 25-9031 440 $59,695
Soil and Plant Scientists 19-1013 391 $59,368
Food Service Managers 11-9051 148 $58,700
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1124 587 $58,461
Microbiologists 19-1022 486 $58,079
Computer User Support Specialists 15-1151 506 $58,058
Landscape Architects 17-1012 302 $57,659
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 29-2011 1,634 $57,628
Health Educators 21-1091 161 $56,529
Public Relations Specialists 27-3031 1,211 $56,101
Statistical Assistants 43-9111 162 $54,724
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners 13-1121 219 $54,708
Designers, All Other 27-1029 250 $53,888
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 17-3029 285 $53,566
Exercise Physiologists 29-1128 128 $53,164
Healthcare Social Workers 21-1022 91 $52,667
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 25-2052 126 $52,656
Civil Engineering Technicians 17-3022 93 $52,460
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 13-1022 98 $52,122
Interior Designers 27-1025 604 $51,925
Film and Video Editors 27-4032 90 $51,216
Architectural and Civil Drafters 17-3011 1,020 $51,120
Social Science Research Assistants 19-4061 439 $50,786
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 25-2053 66 $50,538
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2031 1,098 $49,885
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 19-4099 78 $49,836
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-1011 98 $49,828
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 27-3099 108 $49,659
Reporters and Correspondents 27-3022 247 $49,260
Interpreters and Translators 27-3091 220 $48,680
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 25-2022 389 $48,599
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2021 1,095 $48,497
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 25-2054 101 $48,496
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 11-9013 195 $48,206
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2012 163 $47,855
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 21-1023 76 $47,823
Mental Health Counselors 21-1014 189 $46,595
Teachers and Instructors, All Other 25-3099 268 $46,525
Coaches and Scouts 27-2022 323 $45,963
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 21-1012 288 $45,768
Biological Technicians 19-4021 874 $45,642
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program 11-9031 63 $44,847
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 21-1021 73 $44,341
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 25-3021 87 $44,130
Chemical Technicians 19-4031 67 $43,688
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43-3031 68 $40,126
Recreation Workers 39-9032 87 $36,112
Rehabilitation Counselors 21-1015 138 $34,533
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 25-2011 138 $33,823