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H-1B Visa Statistics by Country of Birth

Below is the latest H-1B statistics released by the U.S. government. For most recent data, please visit H-1B Database, which contains this year's actual H1 applications, as well as salaries and sponsors information..

H-1B is a type of non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. The Department of Homeland Security, which includes USCIS, publishes H1B data annually.

H-1B Petitions Approved, by Country of Birth of Beneficiary and Type of Petition:

  • Mouse over to see actual values;
  • Fiscal Year 2017 starts on 10/1/2016 and ends on 9/30/2017;
  • Source: Department of State Nonimmigrant Visa Statistics.

  • Click on column name to sort;
  • Initial Employment: New H1 petitions. Some may be exempt from annual cap;
  • Continuing Employment: Existing H1 extensions, not subject to annual cap;
  • Data source: USCIS FY-2017 Annual Report
FY-2017 H-1B Approval by Education

Below is a table showing H-1B petitions approved by level of education of beneficiary for Fiscal Year 2017:


  • Click on column name to sort;
  • Initial Employment: New H1 petitions. Some may be exempt from annual cap;
  • Continuing Employment: Existing H1 extensions, not subject to annual cap;
  • Data source: USCIS FY-2017 Annual Report
FY-2017 H-1B Approval by Compensation

Below is a table showing H-1B petitions approved by beneficiary compensation (including salary, in US Dollars). Data are calculated based on both initial and continuing employment for Fiscal Year 2017:


  • Click on column name to sort;
  • Annual compensation refers to what the employer agreed to pay the beneficiary at the time the application was filed. The amount excludes non-cash compensation and benefits such as health insurance and transportation;
  • Compensation is based on full-time employment for 12 months, even if the beneficiary worked fewer than 12 months.;
  • Median is the middle ranking value (50th percentile) of all values;
  • Mean is the average of all values;
  • 25th percentile and 75th percentile are the lower quarter and upper quarter ranking values, respectively;
  • Data source: USCIS FY-2017 Annual Report
H-1B RFE Statistics

See RFE data and trend here.

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