In 2019, Google applied for 6643 H1B visas. Of the work permits applied for, 73% were approved, 23% certified-withdrawn, 2% withdrawn, and 2% denied.
An in-depth look at ‘Certified-withdrawn’ H1B applications at Google unveil that 122 approved work permit applications were withdrawn before the employee’s start date, and 1524 were withdrawn by Google after the employee’s start date.
Google has a total of 61814 employees
H1B Applications Outcome
*This data was calculated using publicly sourced data from OFLC Performance Data
Google applied for work permits in 13 departments - Engineering, Product, Design, Marketing, Operations, Business Development, Finance, Communications, Customer Support, HR, IT, Legal, and Sales. The highest concentration of work permits applied for were in the Engineering department with 81%; of those 72% were approved and 2% were denied.
The average salary offered to a Google H1B applicant is $141,191* in comparison to a resident whose average salary is $133,066**. At Google, H1B holders in the Legal department are more likely to earn more than their US counterparts, earning 50% higher. Whereas in the Business Development department H1B workers are more likely to earn 58% lower than US residents at Google.
* This data was calculated using publically sourced data from OFLC Performance Data
** estimated average salaries