Share of foreign workers above 'best and brightest' wage thresholds, by occupation

Share with wage ratio* above:
1.28 1.37 1.45
Software engineers 10.6% 6.8% 4.3%
Electrical engineers 11.1 5.3 3.2

* Wage ratio is the wage paid divided by the prevailing wage

Source: Author's analysis of Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) data (U.S. DOL 2005–2011)

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