Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Hula Dancer
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11. Hawaii
> Most iconic job: Dancers
> Employed in job statewide: 590
> Median salary, iconic job: N/A
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 5.9%

Snake River Canyon, Idaho
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12. Idaho
> Most iconic job: Forest and Conservation Technicians
> Employed in job statewide: 2,270
> Median salary, iconic job: $36,320
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 7.6%

Chicago, Illinois 2
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13. Illinois
> Most iconic job: Production Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 44,250
> Median salary, iconic job: $32,100
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 18.3%

Indianapolis at sunrise
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14. Indiana
> Most iconic job: Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
> Employed in job statewide: 5,560
> Median salary, iconic job: $50,860
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 17.5%

Iowa
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15. Iowa
> Most iconic job: Food Processing Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 6,230
> Median salary, iconic job: $25,820
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 13.7%