Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

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16. Kansas
> Most iconic job: Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
> Employed in job statewide: 740
> Median salary, iconic job: $65,720
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.9%

Kentucky Tobacco Field With Barn and Silo in Background
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17. Kentucky
> Most iconic job: Continuous Mining Machine Operators
> Employed in job statewide: 970
> Median salary, iconic job: $48,990
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 8.7%

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18. Louisiana
> Most iconic job: Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
> Employed in job statewide: 8,920
> Median salary, iconic job: $98,400
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 26.9%

Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine
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19. Maine
> Most iconic job: Logging Equipment Operators
> Employed in job statewide: 1,240
> Median salary, iconic job: $36,820
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 4.5%

Kent_County_Courthouse_in_Chestertown,_Maryland
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20. Maryland
> Most iconic job: Court Reporters
> Employed in job statewide: 2,490
> Median salary, iconic job: $42,420
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 14.1%