Special Report

The Most Iconic Job in Every State

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31. New Mexico
> Most iconic job: Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
> Employed in job statewide: 1,420
> Median salary, iconic job: $46,240
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 7.3%

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32. New York
> Most iconic job: Fashion Designers
> Employed in job statewide: 7,440
> Median salary, iconic job: $79,610
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 39.1%

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33. North Carolina
> Most iconic job: Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
> Employed in job statewide: 7,080
> Median salary, iconic job: $24,610
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 25.5%

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34. North Dakota
> Most iconic job: Extraction Workers, All Other
> Employed in job statewide: 720
> Median salary, iconic job: $68,730
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 13.3%

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35. Ohio
> Most iconic job: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
> Employed in job statewide: 5,940
> Median salary, iconic job: $46,040
> Share of U.S. employment in job: 15.3%