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The H-1B visa allows professional foreigners to work in the United States as long as they have a sponsor. Finding an American company that can sponsor your visa is not easy, but it is no impossible either.

In this regard, the applicant must find a job offer. Once he or she does, the company takes care of the paperwork. It will first contact the Department of Labor and then the USCIS. Only after approval, will the applicant be able to have his or her visa interview.

However, it is important to emphasize that a job offer from an American company, will not guarantee the H-1B visa approval.

Since it is so positive for professionals, the number of sponsoring requests per fiscal year is higher than the number of visas available. This is the reason why there is a lottery every year to decide which H-1B visa requests will be processed.

About.com compiled a list of the top 100 H-1B visa sponsors. This time, we will show you the first 15 companies on the list, the number of labor condition applications and how much, on average, they pay a foreigner who holds this type of visa.

Most of the companies on the list belong to the technology sector, although there are also consulting, health services and education firms, among others.

#15 – Cognizant Technologies Solutions

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 2,358 (hires mostly Indian citizens)

Average salary offer: $70,892

#14 – Intel

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 2,505

Average salary offer: $103,632

#13 – Google

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 3,059

Average salary offer: $125,596

#12 – Igate Technologies

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 3,124

Average salary offer: $68,704

#11 – Microsoft

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 3,750

Average salary offer: $116,804

#10 – Ernst & Young

 

Sector: professional services

Number of LCAs: 3,976

Average salary offer: $89,350

#9 – Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 4,365

Average salary offer: $69,943

#8 – Tech Mahindra (Americas)

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 4,600

Average salary offer: $73,025

#7 – HCL America

 

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 4,749

Average salary offer: $81,223

 

#6 – Accenture

Sector: consultancy

Number of LCAs: 5,509

Average salary offer: $75,532

 

#5 – Deloitte Consulting

Sector: consultancy

Number of LCAs: 7,016

Average salary offer: $102,112

 

#4 – IBM

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 7,944

Average salary offer: $87,227

#3 – Wipro

Sector: technology

Number of LCAs: 8,365 (hires mostly Indian citizens)

Average salary offer: $69,936

#2 – Tata Consultancy Services

Sector: consultancy

Number of LCAs: 14,096 (hires mostly Indian citizens)

Average salary offer: $67,673

#1 – Infosys

 

Sector: consultancy, technology and outsourcing

Number of LCAs: 23,816 (hires mostly Indian citizens)

Average salary offer: $76,794

Note:

It is important to know that Mexican professionals can apply for a TN visa as well.

Chilean professionals can benefit from the Free Trade Agreement between Chile and the U.S. There is a limited number of H-1B visas for Chileans that is seldom fulfilled.

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