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Highly skilled workers with H-1B visas are making more than their American counterparts. Photo: iStock

Those who come into the U.S. on an H-1B visa for highly skilled work receive salaries higher, on the median, than U.S. workers engaged in the same work. 

HRDive reports that while employers planned to pay high-skilled H-1B visa holders a median salary of $80,000 in 2016, up from $69,000 a decade ago, their U.S. counterparts weren’t so lucky. The data came from new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data that made salary information on H-1B visa workers public for the first time. Those workers generally hold positions in science and mathematics. 

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