first_imgA University of Maryland study reports that contrary to widespread belief foreign workers earned more than U.S. tech professionals. The study “Are Foreign IT Workers Cheaper? U.S. Visa Policies and Compensation of Information Technology Professionals,” by Sunil Mithas and Henry Lucas, found: “IT professionals without U.S. citizenship earn approximately 8.1% more than those with U.S. citizenship; IT professionals on an H-1B or other work visa earn approximately 7.9% more than those with U.S. citizenship; and IT professionals with a green card earn approximately 13.6% more than those with U.S. citizenship or work visa holders.” The report says foreign workers earn more than U.S. IT professionals “because of their intangible human capital, rigorous screening and selection processes, and willingness to work across borders.”  Related Itemslast_img

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