Table 3-29
Average annual salary of new H-1B visa recipients, by occupation and education level: FY 2009
(Dollars)
 
Occupation All degree levels Bachelor's Master's Professional Doctorate
 
Administrative specializations 57,700 56,000 59,000 77,000 89,000
Architecture/engineering/surveying 71,300 71,000 68,000 77,000 82,000
Art 47,800 47,000 50,000 na na
Computer-related occupations 66,300 65,000 66,000 73,000 94,000
Education 53,200 40,000 48,000 78,000 57,000
Entertainment/recreation 36,600 37,000 36,000 na na
Law/jurisprudence 108,200 83,000 74,000 137,000 na
Life sciences 53,300 47,000 52,000 54,000 55,000
Managers/officials nec 87,200 83,000 89,000 132,000 138,000
Mathematics/physical sciences 69,800 70,000 68,000 84,000 71,000
Medicine/health 76,500 55,000 58,000 100,000 64,000
Miscellaneous professional/technical/managerial 75,300 72,000 76,000 91,000 101,000
Museum/library/archival sciences 49,900 na 46,000 na na
Religion/theology 37,800 41,000 36,000 na na
Social sciences 67,400 60,000 70,000 na 95,000
Writing 44,600 44,000 43,000 na na
 

na = not applicable; nec = not elsewhere classified

SOURCE: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2011) of DHS administrative records.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012