Why prevailing wage reform matters for H-1B visas

Why prevailing wage reform matters for H-1B visas



What is going to happen in 2021?

This Oct 8, 2020 new wage level is very new and the wage level norms have changed

Yes how to use the tool

How to check the level wages in Lca – how one need to make sure he or she is compliance for this new wage level norms (started from October 8)


Make sure to check your level in your LCA and check the county and see if it matches. If not tell the employer to file LCA in lower level.



You just select your state,
select your client work location County
and see your level wages matches

Check your LCA see if your on level 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 and based on that do make sure your payroll matches that
From oct 8 prevailing wages have been changed. There is around 30% hike on level wages.
Need to make sure if not you will be get screwed up.


Americans comments about the site:

I knew about it, but have never figured out how they get their different “levels”

all other data I have. will need to dig deeper into tht.


I’ve used this website before to determine prevailing wages for my area when reporting local bodyshops to USCIS. 

Some of them are paying way below prevailing wages, around $50k for software engineers which is what I made when I graduated from school and came here 30 years ago. 

They are paying 1990 wages in the year 2020.


What is the meaning of H 1b visa?

work permit

The H1B visa is a work permit that allows a foreign worker to go to the United States and work for an American company. The foreigner must specifically work in a field that requires specialised knowledge, for which the employer cannot find a US-based worker.Sep 25, 2020


Who is eligible for h1b visa?

One of the basic requirement for H1B is education. To qualify for the H-1B visa category, the prospective H-1B employee must hold a U.S. bachelor’s or higher degree, or the equivalent. The person must hold a U.S. equivalent 4 years’ bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university.




What is prevailing wage in h1b

The prevailing wage rate is defined as the average wage paid to similarly employed workers in the requested occupation in the area of intended employment.

When searching the Online Wage Library:, keep in mind that in order for a position to be considered an H-1B Specialty occupation, the Job Zone must be 4 or higher.

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