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

Virginia Foreign Labor Visa Stats (All Years)

Total Visas % of all Visas Average Wage Visa Type
186,981 82.02% $81,513 H-1B
25,594 11.23% $93,329 PERM
13,793 6.05% $18,707 H-2A
1,602 0.70% $94,269 E-3 Australian

As of May 2023, Virginia has seen a total of 227,970 visa workers across all visa types. The most common visa class in Virginia is the H-1B visa with 186,981 H-1B visas on record over all years accounting for 82.02% of Virginia's total visas. The second most prevalent visa is the PERM visa with 25,594 PERM visas on record over all years accounting for 11.23% of Virginia's total visas.

Top Occupations in Virginia (All Years)

Occupation # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Software Developers, Applications 47,872 $92,226 92.43%
Computer Systems Analysts 23,383 $73,731 92.02%
Computer Programmers 16,345 $63,801 88.68%
Computer Occupations, All Other 6,657 $84,587 91.74%
Software Developers, Systems Software 3,906 $100,740 91.86%
Database Administrators 3,141 $79,061 90.28%
Operations Research Analysts 3,112 $79,751 90.60%
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3,082 $75,609 90.89%
Management Analysts 2,791 $75,435 89.95%
Accountants and Auditors 2,396 $66,388 90.59%
Virginia Employees Over Time
Virginia has been in the H1B Visa program since 2011 where 9,444 employees were hired. Virginia peaked in 2022 with 23,872 employees, and has since been on a decline with the most recent number of employees being 3,786 in 2023.

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

Country # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
India 11,532 $111,182 59.29%
China 1,192 $81,120 63.91%
South Korea 576 $48,214 37.21%
Mexico 519 $39,826 51.80%
El Salvador 490 $191,783 51.36%
Nepal 396 $73,258 55.46%
Pakistan 335 $70,513 54.12%
Philippines 260 $55,877 44.98%
Brazil 226 $60,484 51.48%
Canada 223 $95,171 63.71%

Top Hiring Companies in Virginia (All Years)

Company # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Capital One Services Llc 5,723 $89,033 92.43%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Us Corp 3,327 $90,733 98.17%
Hexaware Technologies Inc 2,871 $85,776 93.18%
Ernst Young Us Llp 2,819 $84,372 98.84%
Deloitte Consulting Llp 2,517 $86,605 97.18%
Infosys Limited 2,506 $69,948 98.16%
Wipro Limited 2,318 $75,758 91.77%
Amazon Web Services Inc 2,190 $89,960 95.97%
Ust Global Inc 1,858 $64,919 95.53%
Anthem Inc 1,776 $94,007 97.64%

Top Industries in Virginia (All Years)

Industry # of Jobs Avg Wage Approval %
Custom Computer Programming Services 77,657 $79,563 91.44%
Computer Systems Design Services 15,976 $86,441 92.22%
Colleges Universities And Professional Schools 6,402 $53,773 81.97%
Credit Card Issuing 5,947 $89,494 92.57%
Other Computer Related Services 5,304 $81,502 89.23%
Offices Of Certified Public Accountants 3,221 $81,652 91.30%
Engineering Services 3,170 $75,827 95.83%
Data Processing Hosting And Related Services 3,029 $93,666 94.60%
Administrative Management And General Management Consulting Services 2,662 $89,827 94.63%
Direct Health And Medical Insurance Carriers 2,283 $94,645 96.37%

Virginia Wage Comparison to Other States (All Years)

The chart below compares The average wage in Virginia to that of the top 9 states with the highest overall average H1-B wage. The average wage in Virginia over all years is $81,513. 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