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Microsoft H1B Visa

In 2019, Microsoft applied for 5406 H1B visas. Of the work permits applied for, 100% were approved.

An in-depth look at ‘Certified-withdrawn’ H1B applications at Microsoft unveil that one approved work permit application was withdrawn before the employee’s start date.

Work Permit Application Outcome at Microsoft

Microsoft has a total of 118000 employees

5406
Total Applied
  • 100% Granted (5405 out of 5406)
  • 0% Denied (0 out of 5406)
  • <1% Withdrawn Application was withdrawn by the employer before approval/rejection (1 out of 5406)
  • 0% Certified-Withdrawn Application was approved but later withdrawn by employer (0 out of 5406)

*This data was calculated using publicly sourced data from OFLC Performance Data

Work Permit Applications by Department at Microsoft

Microsoft applied for work permits in 12 departments - Engineering, Product, Design, Marketing, Operations, Business Development, Finance, Communications, Customer Support, HR, IT, and Sales. The highest concentration of work permits applied for were in the Engineering department with 75%; of those 100% were approved and 0% were denied.

Total Number Applied: 5406

DepartmentTotal
Engineering4063
Product347
Design111
Finance69
Operations49
Marketing20
Customer Support11
Business Development10
HR7
IT4
Sales4
Communications1

Total Number Granted: 5405

DepartmentTotal
Engineering4062
Product347
Design111
Finance69
Operations49
Marketing20
Customer Support11
Business Development10
HR7
IT4
Sales4
Communications1

Total Number Withdrawn Application was withdrawn by the employer before approval/rejection: 1

DepartmentTotal
Engineering1

H1B Salaries vs. Resident Salaries

The average salary offered to a Microsoft H1B applicant is $138,487* in comparison to a resident whose average salary is $120,662**. At Microsoft, H1B holders in the Customer Support department are more likely to earn more than their US counterparts, earning 110% higher. Whereas in the Sales department H1B workers are more likely to earn 50% lower than US residents at Microsoft.

$138,487 *
H1B Salaries
$120,662 **
Resident Salaries
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Microsoft Salary Averages by Department

Department H1B Resident
Engineering$138,121$177,475
Product$131,083$214,151
Design$134,084$98,664
Finance$122,727$117,987
Operations$138,085$79,555
Marketing$125,412$116,150
Customer Support$118,938$56,530
Business Development$124,461$184,599
HR$119,794$132,988
IT$116,799$130,453
Sales$125,825$253,714
Communications$135,000$211,886

* This data was calculated using publically sourced data from OFLC Performance Data

** estimated average salaries

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