We now have Quarter 3 H1B visa FY 2022 data and Quarter 3 PERM visa FY 2022 data.
Illinois Foreign Labor Visa Stats (All Years)
% of all Visas
As of May 2022, Illinois has seen a total of 354,426 visa workers across all visa types. The most common visa class in Illinois is the H-1B visa with 319,190 H-1B visas on record over all years accounting for 90.06% of Illinois's total visas.
The second most prevalent visa is the PERM visa with 29,110 PERM visas on record over all years accounting for 8.21% of Illinois's total visas.
Illinois has been in the H1B Visa program since 2011 where 16,014 employees were hired. Illinois peaked in 2022 with 37,263 employees, and the recent trend shows the average number of employees on an incline.
Top Countries with Workers in Illinois From PERM Program (All Years)
Illinois Wage Comparison to Other States (All Years)
The chart below compares The average wage in Illinois to that of the
top 9 states with the highest overall average H1-B wage.
The average wage in Illinois over all years is $75,157. The state with the highest average wage of H1-B workers for all
states is CA with an average wage of $100,858.