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

Missouri Foreign Labor Visa Stats (All Years)

Total Visas % of all Visas Average Wage Visa Type
79,243 89.52% $75,318 H-1B
7,642 8.63% $86,076 PERM
1,137 1.28% $21,951 H-2A
496 0.56% $85,989 E-3 Australian

As of May 2023, Missouri has seen a total of 88,518 visa workers across all visa types. The most common visa class in Missouri is the H-1B visa with 79,243 H-1B visas on record over all years accounting for 89.52% of Missouri's total visas. The second most prevalent visa is the PERM visa with 7,642 PERM visas on record over all years accounting for 8.63% of Missouri's total visas.

Top Occupations in Missouri (All Years)

Occupation # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Software Developers, Applications 21,614 $81,712 85.63%
Computer Systems Analysts 9,098 $72,004 94.73%
Computer Programmers 5,740 $60,127 90.28%
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,506 $71,265 93.18%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 1,565 $48,228 81.47%
Software Developers, Systems Software 1,557 $90,930 93.23%
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1,399 $116,124 89.28%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 1,127 $100,703 88.12%
Database Administrators 1,098 $74,848 92.42%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1,018 $67,717 92.04%
Missouri Employees Over Time
Missouri has been in the H1B Visa program since 2011 where 3,283 employees were hired. Missouri peaked in 2022 with 9,418 employees, and has since been on a decline with the most recent number of employees being 1,479 in 2023.

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

Country # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
India 2,824 $133,449 61.98%
Mexico 1,106 $30,911 48.57%
Nepal 339 $26,487 62.32%
China 255 $66,760 63.43%
Brazil 163 $45,986 42.34%
South Korea 124 $30,709 42.61%
Pakistan 112 $70,815 45.16%
Canada 109 $101,558 53.43%
Vietnam 82 $29,027 46.33%
Philippines 71 $47,721 45.22%

Top Hiring Companies in Missouri (All Years)

Company # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Cerner Corporation 4,055 $68,011 64.10%
Tech Mahindra Americasinc 2,626 $70,966 99.85%
Infosys Limited 2,504 $69,852 99.37%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Us Corp 1,921 $83,479 82.59%
Mastercard International Incorporated 1,799 $91,919 91.23%
The Curators Of The University Of Missouri 1,748 $64,127 89.50%
Washington University In St Louis 1,738 $49,284 92.30%
Wipro Limited 1,605 $67,392 93.53%
Tech Mahindra Americas Inc 1,483 $72,261 93.45%
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 1,153 $63,346 98.80%

Top Industries in Missouri (All Years)

Industry # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Custom Computer Programming Services 31,756 $72,912 93.00%
Computer Systems Design Services 10,136 $75,454 78.35%
Colleges Universities And Professional Schools 6,518 $57,958 84.43%
Credit Card Issuing 1,766 $91,647 92.03%
General Medical And Surgical Hospitals 1,731 $98,271 93.67%
Other Computer Related Services 1,520 $74,474 92.51%
Offices Of Physicians Except Mental Health Specialists 1,156 $140,748 92.41%
Engineering Services 1,017 $67,542 89.37%
Cable And Other Subscription Programming 769 $97,921 88.90%
Administrative Management And General Management Consulting Services 712 $84,385 94.30%

Missouri Wage Comparison to Other States (All Years)

The chart below compares The average wage in Missouri to that of the top 9 states with the highest overall average H1-B wage. The average wage in Missouri over all years is $75,318. 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