We now have Quarter 2 H1B visa FY 2023 data and Quarter 2 PERM visa FY 2023 data.

Maryland Foreign Labor Visa Stats (All Years)

Total Visas % of all Visas Average Wage Visa Type
106,776 88.09% $78,326 H-1B
11,057 9.12% $140,915 PERM
2,531 2.09% $20,836 H-2A
854 0.70% $90,731 E-3 Australian

As of May 2023, Maryland has seen a total of 121,218 visa workers across all visa types. The most common visa class in Maryland is the H-1B visa with 106,776 H-1B visas on record over all years accounting for 88.09% of Maryland's total visas. The second most prevalent visa is the PERM visa with 11,057 PERM visas on record over all years accounting for 9.12% of Maryland's total visas.

Top Occupations in Maryland (All Years)

Occupation # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Software Developers, Applications 20,464 $92,567 91.60%
Computer Systems Analysts 10,847 $72,933 91.02%
Computer Programmers 6,693 $65,699 87.11%
Computer Occupations, All Other 2,802 $92,080 92.57%
Software Developers, Systems Software 2,483 $92,507 92.03%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,441 $79,172 83.88%
Database Administrators 1,426 $77,801 86.01%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,312 $60,171 83.30%
Accountants and Auditors 1,279 $60,140 83.00%
Biochemists and Biophysicists 1,185 $46,403 82.23%
Maryland Employees Over Time
Maryland has been in the H1B Visa program since 2011 where 7,288 employees were hired. Maryland peaked in 2022 with 11,525 employees, and has since been on a decline with the most recent number of employees being 1,913 in 2023.

Top Countries with Workers in Maryland From PERM Program (All Years)

Country # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
India 3,770 $208,610 58.10%
China 542 $271,603 55.08%
Mexico 429 $34,326 48.86%
Philippines 271 $42,446 32.26%
El Salvador 270 $44,992 47.12%
South Korea 266 $719,485 55.42%
Nepal 230 $50,407 65.71%
Pakistan 142 $62,526 51.08%
Brazil 141 $47,139 58.26%
Canada 121 $92,490 52.38%

Top Hiring Companies in Maryland (All Years)

Company # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Johns Hopkins University 3,079 $56,742 73.50%
National Institutes Of Health Hhs 2,945 $49,037 70.95%
University Of Maryland College Park 1,826 $50,681 74.74%
Hughes Network Systems Llc 1,451 $84,761 93.73%
Infosys Limited 1,428 $79,203 95.52%
University Of Maryland Baltimore 1,080 $57,019 75.31%
Inovalon Inc 1,039 $87,811 82.33%
Baltimore City Public Schools 1,009 $76,129 89.77%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Us Corp 1,004 $92,469 92.62%
Accenture Llp 1,002 $94,246 97.57%

Top Industries in Maryland (All Years)

Maryland Wage Comparison to Other States (All Years)

The chart below compares The average wage in Maryland to that of the top 9 states with the highest overall average H1-B wage. The average wage in Maryland over all years is $78,326. The state with the highest average wage of H1-B workers for all states is CA with an average wage of $101,912.

State Avg Wage