Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Beartooth Mountains at dawn, Red Lodge, Montana, USA.
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26. Montana
> Most iconic job: Forest and Conservation Technicians
> Employed in job statewide: 2,070
> Median salary, iconic job: $35,650
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.9%

Lincoln, Nebraska
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27. Nebraska
> Most iconic job: Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
> Employed in job statewide: 11,030
> Median salary, iconic job: $29,060
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 7.1%

Las Vegas, Nevada 2
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28. Nevada
> Most iconic job: Gaming Service Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 3,470
> Median salary, iconic job: $26,650
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 28.3%

Dartmouth, New Hampshire
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29. New Hampshire
> Most iconic job: Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 840
> Median salary, iconic job: $33,340
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 3.8%

Cape May County, New Jersey
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30. New Jersey
> Most iconic job: Shampooers
> Employed in job statewide: 2,090
> Median salary, iconic job: $19,970
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 13.8%