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

North Carolina Foreign Labor Visa Stats (All Years)

Total Visas % of all Visas Average Wage Visa Type
198,479 67.67% $81,377 H-1B
76,520 26.09% $17,701 H-2A
16,986 5.79% $93,930 PERM
1,302 0.44% $86,548 E-3 Australian

As of May 2023, North Carolina has seen a total of 293,287 visa workers across all visa types. The most common visa class in North Carolina is the H-1B visa with 198,479 H-1B visas on record over all years accounting for 67.67% of North Carolina's total visas. The second most prevalent visa is the H-2A visa with 76,520 H-2A visas on record over all years accounting for 26.09% of North Carolina's total visas.

Top Occupations in North Carolina (All Years)

Occupation # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Software Developers, Applications 45,196 $90,511 92.05%
Computer Systems Analysts 28,679 $75,912 93.99%
Computer Occupations, All Other 10,741 $74,377 90.29%
Computer Programmers 10,699 $63,931 93.00%
Software Developers, Systems Software 4,601 $97,445 91.02%
Database Administrators 2,550 $78,854 90.59%
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects 2,527 $85,433 96.56%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2,255 $73,418 91.22%
Operations Research Analysts 1,998 $67,123 90.45%
Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers 1,996 $82,327 94.82%
North Carolina Employees Over Time
North Carolina has been in the H1B Visa program since 2011 where 6,743 employees were hired. North Carolina peaked in 2022 with 30,532 employees, and has since been on a decline with the most recent number of employees being 5,579 in 2023.

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

Country # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
India 7,678 $128,024 64.47%
China 878 $62,183 57.24%
Mexico 741 $42,400 52.18%
South Korea 426 $30,534 35.18%
Canada 280 $97,141 28.23%
Vietnam 206 $20,970 38.43%
Brazil 190 $77,010 56.38%
Philippines 146 $54,693 52.33%
Iran 116 $44,932 52.49%
United Kingdom 97 $87,181 48.26%

Top Hiring Companies in North Carolina (All Years)

Company # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Infosys Limited 13,532 $71,779 99.44%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Us Corp 7,657 $87,925 97.50%
Tata Consultancy Services Limited 5,098 $67,397 99.36%
Fidelity Technology Group Llc 3,334 $95,777 87.58%
Ibm India Private Limited 3,163 $71,216 94.25%
Synechron Inc 3,161 $83,397 95.15%
Bank Of America Na 3,046 $90,209 94.36%
Hcl America Inc 2,866 $80,387 96.96%
Capgemini America Inc 2,842 $88,417 97.60%
Accenture Llp 2,551 $80,832 98.65%

Top Industries in North Carolina (All Years)

Industry # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Custom Computer Programming Services 82,982 $78,206 92.66%
Computer Systems Design Services 16,022 $83,963 93.70%
Colleges Universities And Professional Schools 7,821 $57,650 83.34%
Commercial Banking 4,616 $93,032 94.22%
Other Computer Related Services 3,178 $79,410 88.80%
Engineering Services 2,892 $74,708 90.72%
Offices Of Certified Public Accountants 2,720 $84,083 85.72%
Investment Banking And Securities Dealing 2,631 $85,976 94.81%
Electronic Computer Manufacturing 2,226 $95,157 98.10%
Home Centers 1,968 $96,318 92.70%

North Carolina Wage Comparison to Other States (All Years)

The chart below compares The average wage in North Carolina to that of the top 9 states with the highest overall average H1-B wage. The average wage in North Carolina over all years is $81,377. 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