H-1B: Specialty Occupational Workers Special Reports and Updates
In response to requests for background information on the characteristics of Specialty Occupation Workers (H-1B) and the top 100 employers using them, the INS published the following reports in June 2000. These reports are available on the Internet at www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/services/employerinfo/h1b.htm
I encourage people to review these reports since they can give you insight into H-1B visas, one of the most common visas used by recent college graduates.
1. Leading Employers of Specialty Occupational Workers (H-1B): October 1999 to February 2000 (INS, June 2000)
Highlights. This report lists 102 companies with more than 60 INS-approved petitions. These companies account for 17% of the total petitions approved between October 1999 to February 2000.
The top 6 companies were as follows:
2. Characteristics of Specialty Occupational Workers (H-1B): October 1999 to February 2000 (INS, June 2000)
Highlights: 81,262 petitions were approved during this period. Japanese nationals accounted for 1,631 of the total H-1B petitions approved during this period.
Computer-related occupations accounted for 54% of the total H-1B petitions. The second most frequent occupation group is architecture, engineering, and surveying (including computer and systems engineers), which accounted for more than 13% of the total H-1B petitions. The third highest group is administrative specialization occupations at more than 8% of the total. This group includes occupations such as accountants and management systems analysts. The complete list is available in the report.
The median annual wage reported by employers for all H-1B workers was $50,000. The median wage ranges from a low of $31,100 for occupations in religion and theology to a high of $130,000 for fashion models.
ADDITIONAL UPDATES REGARDING H-1B PETITIONS