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Monday, January 02, 2006

Wage disparity hits H-1B professionals

A recent study has revealed that H-1B professionals earned significantly lower than their US counterparts. Are companies using the H-1B quotas to undercut wages?

The report revealed that wages for H-1B workers in computer programming occupations were overwhelmingly concentrated at the bottom of the US pay scale and that wages on Labour Condition Applications (LCAs) for 85 per cent of them were for less than the median US wage in the same occupations and state.

It also claimed that applications for 47 per cent of H-1B workers were for wages even below the prevailing wages claimed by their employers. "Very few H-1B workers earned high wages by US standards. Applications for only four per cent of H-1B workers were among the top 25 per cent of wages for US workers in the same state and occupation," it said.

2 Comments:

  • Isn't that what good economics is all about ?

    By Blogger Cogito, at 5:50 PM  

  • Cogito,
    true. not sure how the employers circumvent the rule when the government directive says that the motive should not be to undercut salaries.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:20 AM  

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