Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Alum Ridge, Virginia
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46. Virginia
> Most iconic job: Legal Support Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 8,880
> Median salary, iconic job: $101,660
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 19.5%

Boeing 747
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47. Washington
> Most iconic job: Aerospace Engineers
> Employed in job statewide: 8,620
> Median salary, iconic job: N/A
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 12.9%

West Virginia University
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48. West Virginia
> Most iconic job: Roof Bolters, Mining
> Employed in job statewide: 2,140
> Median salary, iconic job: $55,580
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 41.0%

Farm, Wisconsin
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49. Wisconsin
> Most iconic job: Foundry Mold and Coremakers
> Employed in job statewide: 1,710
> Median salary, iconic job: $35,420
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 13.3%

Wyoming Winter Traffic Jam
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50. Wyoming
> Most iconic job: Wellhead Pumpers
> Employed in job statewide: 840
> Median salary, iconic job: $53,330
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.5%