H-1B Visa: Recent news of H-1B employees working in facebook and Google, which allowed spouse of H-1B visa holder to apply for citizenship and green card, more news regarding expanding the visa program have not gone down well with members of U.S senate.
The H-1B visa allowed foreign national to work legally work in the U.S, many of those visa holder are working for the big tech giant company like Facebook, Amazon and Google etc. A lot of legislative debate have started on this issues.
In lobbying for an expansion of the current H-1B visa program, Google executive Eric Schmidt said, “We take very, very smart people, bring them into the country, give them a diploma and kick them out where they go on to create companies that compete with us.”
A recent report from the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reveals that the salary offered to H-1B applicants by some of the biggest tech companies — Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Google is more than $100K and increasing.
The social media giant Facebook has been the most admired company for H-1B visa holders thus far in 2015 with a median salary of $140 K. But how do the companies stack up for specific job profile?
They look for more common and recent job of the employee who is H-1B visa holder for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple. financial analysts, Software engineers, computer systems analysts, systems software engineers, and marketing managers make up a large part of H-1B visa holder.
The social giant Facebook offered top more salary and e-commerce giant Amazon least salary.
We see the biggest outlier among all five job types for Financial analysts, with Facebook’s median H-1B salary 48 per cent higher than the next highest median salary by Microsoft.
Whereas median H-1B salaries for system engineer cover a much smaller range, with the most generous company the search giant Google paying only $24,100 more than the least generous. The system engineer role is also notable for being the only job for which Facebook is among the bottom two for foreign worker salary.
Foreign systems software engineers may want to avoid Microsoft where pay scale second less.