Worldwide, I respond on the H-1B issue simply because somebody needs to have your back, and Washington DC does not with the exception of maybe two Senators.
Lately I have been seeing some so called “reports” that dispute that H-1B’s get paid less than Americans and things like that.
Yet, when I look at them, there is no “beef” to quote that little ole lady from Wendy’s.
One of them I found yesterday can be found by clicking here.
I realize there is a lot of money here at play, but to destroy the future of your friends and neighbors and fellow countrymen?
Sadly, when I look at the rosters of these companies like the one listed above, they have a very large staff compared to little ole me, yet they either cannot or do not want to show you all of the data, not the “filtered” data that they use to prepare their reports.
Now I have to be gone today so I don’t have time to write a program right this minute to allow you to rapidly compare the H-1B wage versus the American Mean Wage, but you can bet it is on my list of to do’s as of this moment.
I simply have to go make sure some tents are set up in the correct locations today for a Wounded Warriors Benefit that we will be holding this weekend and that is more important to me than debunking some shysters garbage report.
That said though, I can show you something I created about a year ago that will dispel their “Paid For” reports at a glance.
Look at the very first job titled “Software Developer Applications”
This particular report is one I wrote to analyze Microsoft H-1B LCA Applications sometime back.
There are three rows to each row of data so that you can see the wages broken down into a percent of the American wage.
Any numbers in the pink row are for the quantity of LCA applications that pay that percent less than the American Wage.
As an example, Microsoft had 4 applications where they were going to pay 61 – 80% of the Annual Mean Salary that an American would have been paid.
And they had 136 applications paying 81 – 99% of the American wage.
In the green row, you can see that the bulk of the 2,386 LCA applications they filed in that year (believe it was 2014) paid MORE than the American wage and it is important that you realize this and that you realize this is for Microsoft ONLY.
Now let’s look at all data for all applications by all companies for the same year.
Now we want to compare Apples to Apples.
As you can see by this report, the most requested job title is “Computer Systems Analysts” and for those that are wondering, I have worn this hat many times and I wear it now here at Keep America At Work as I am the chief cook and bottle washer, yet I can’t buy an interview even though this is the most requested job in America in the computer business.
But, we want to compare apples to apples, so we will skip that row and look at the second row that has “Software Developers, Applications” in it.
As you can see, there were 77,708 applications filed for that position in 2014.
The Annual Mean Wage an American would be paid would be $96,260.00
There were 49,629 applications paying LESS than that wage and 27,643 applications paying MORE than that wage.
The majority of applications for that job paid 61 to 80% of that wage and were 24,188 applications in total.
It is important that you understand this.
The larger companies are just as guilty of displacing Americans with temporary workers on temporary visas, yet they have to abide by our laws, so as in the case of Microsoft above, they pay as good or better than the Annual Mean Wage most likely to attract talent, and trust me, as I show in this short report, there are more of them than there are “Body Shops” like Tata, Infosys, HCL, etc. IF you only look at the top 20 LCA Application filers.
That said, my suspicion is that if we run a similar report on all application filers, the body shops might account for more but I don’t have the data yet to back that up.
My point of all of this is when a “Think Tank” issues a report dispelling myths, put on your wendy’s ole lady hat and say “Where is the Beef” to those people meaning, we want you to show us all of the data, not theoretical data, and we want you to comprise your data using the BLS OES data and the LCA Applications data.
It is important that you understand why it has to be done this way.
The BLS OES data which you can view by clicking here has the OCC_CODE that is also in the LCA Applications Data and we need this so that we can compare applies to apples and jobs to jobs.
Any less, give them the ole Gomer Pyle