Table 3-29
Average annual salary of new recipients of H-1B temporary work visas, by occupation and degree: FY 2006
(Dollars)
 
Occupation   All degree levels   Bachelor's   Master's   Professional   Doctorate
 
Computer-related occupations   56,200   56,000   55,600   71,200   80,400
Managers/officials nec   78,000   70,800   81,500   107,500   105,300
Miscellaneous professional/technical/managerial   64,400   54,800   68,800   na   84,500
Administrative specializations   53,500   49,600   56,200   70,100   85,100
Architecture/engineering/surveying   61,600   58,400   60,000   73,700   73,000
Art   44,800   44,500   44,400   na   na
Education   48,500   36,700   43,800   67,000   51,900
Entertainment/recreation   38,900   38,000   40,700   na   na
Law/jurisprudence   100,100   63,200   83,200   114,600   na
Life sciences   45,600   40,400   43,900   47,700   46,700
Mathematics/physical sciences   60,400   58,500   59,800   60,900   61,400
Medicine/health   72,300   48,100   51,700   86,800   62,700
Museum/library/archival sciences   41,800   39,500   41,300   na   na
Religion/theology   37,400   NA   38,500   na   na
Social sciences   60,900   54,100   64,000   na   77,600
Writing   38,200   37,900   37,500   na   na
 

na = not applicable; NA = not available

nec = not elsewhere classified

SOURCE: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, special tabulations.

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