Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Birmingham Alabama
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1. Alabama
> Most iconic job: Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
> Employed in job statewide: 2,480
> Median salary, iconic job: $31,610
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 8.9%

Alaska
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2. Alaska
> Most iconic job: Mining Machine Operators, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 420
> Median salary, iconic job: $52,620
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 19.8%

Arizona road
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3. Arizona
> Most iconic job: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
> Employed in job statewide: 1,520
> Median salary, iconic job: $35,510
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.8%

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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4. Arkansas
> Most iconic job: Food Processing Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 2,830
> Median salary, iconic job: $22,990
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.2%

California Farmers
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5. California
> Most iconic job: Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
> Employed in job statewide: 178,130
> Median salary, iconic job: $21,550
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 65.4%

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