Airlines Sponsoring H1b Visa For Pilots

Airlines are essential for transportation and have been in operation for the past century. One of the most important resources for an airline is pilots. Airline companies sponsor H1b visas for pilots who, in turn, use their training and experience to help them conduct international flight operations.

Over the last few years, airlines have focused on developing a more diverse team of core cabin crew. When airlines started this initiative they found it hard to recruit crew due to visa restrictions and the training investment such hires require. However, recently there has been a change in the H1b visa policy that allows airlines to sponsor foreign pilots into the country for training purposes.

If you have been working on your airline career, it is very common to find jobs overseas. Most of the time they are doing flying jobs in USA and in Europe countries, Middle East and other Asian Countries.

The above report lists the top 1 – 25 H1B Visa sponsors(Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers) in fiscal year 2018. For Example, the first record on this report means that Skywest Airlines filed 113 Labor Condition Applications(LCA) for H1B Visa in fiscal year 2018. The average salary of those job offerss is $77,793. The number and average salary are not for all H1B Visa jobs filed by Skywest Airlines in fiscal year 2018. They are for Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers jobs only.

The visa sponsors(employers) are sorted by the number of Labor Condition Application(LCA) submitted. The number includes new, renew and transfer of LCA.

If two employers have filed same number of visa petitions in the same year and same category, they are further sorted by the average salary in descending order.

The salary is the average salary of all proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors(employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. Our algorithm uses the middle point of the range to calculate the average salary.

*: The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.

A new LCA is needed if the foreigner worker changes his or her work location(even within the same state and same company), because the prevailing wage of the position depends on geographic location. However, if the new location is within the same Metropolitan Statistical Area or normal commuting distance, no new LCA is needed.

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