Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Colorado, Milky Way Galaxy
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6. Colorado
> Most iconic job: Atmospheric and Space Scientists
> Employed in job statewide: 1,700
> Median salary, iconic job: $95,990
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 16.4%

Hartford, Connecticut
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7. Connecticut
> Most iconic job: Actuaries
> Employed in job statewide: 980
> Median salary, iconic job: $108,340
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 5.0%

Delaware Route 41
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8. Delaware
> Most iconic job: Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
> Employed in job statewide: 3,800
> Median salary, iconic job: $23,690
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 2.4%

Naples, Florida
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9. Florida
> Most iconic job: Special Education Teachers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 12,200
> Median salary, iconic job: $48,600
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 31.8%

Augusta, Georgia
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10. Georgia
> Most iconic job: Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
> Employed in job statewide: 9,490
> Median salary, iconic job: $28,440
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 34.2%