Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Pierre, South Dakota
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41. South Dakota
> Most iconic job: Forest and Conservation Workers
> Employed in job statewide: 440
> Median salary, iconic job: $25,410
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.4%

Downtown Nashville
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42. Tennessee
> Most iconic job: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 2,650
> Median salary, iconic job: $49,790
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.7%

Oil well and Storage Tanks, Texas
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43. Texas
> Most iconic job: Petroleum Engineers
> Employed in job statewide: 17,900
> Median salary, iconic job: $164,340
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 51.7%

Salt Lake City, Utah
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44. Utah
> Most iconic job: Telephone Operators
> Employed in job statewide: 1,310
> Median salary, iconic job: $32,740
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 13.4%

Stowe, Vermont
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45. Vermont
> Most iconic job: Building Cleaning Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 200
> Median salary, iconic job: $38,400
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 1.2%

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