The Most Iconic Job in Every State

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1. Alabama
> Most iconic job: Tire builders
> Employed in job statewide: 2,250
> Median salary: $55,760
> Share of all U.S. tire builders in Alabama: 10.1%

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2. Alaska
> Most iconic job: Mining machine operators
> Employed in job statewide: 420
> Median salary: $48,770
> Share of all U.S. mining machine operators in Alaska: 19.4%

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3. Arizona
> Most iconic job: Electronic home entertainment equipment installers
> Employed in job statewide: 2,020
> Median salary: $44,100
> Share of all U.S. electronic equipment installers in Arizona: 7.9%

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4. Arkansas
> Most iconic job: Cooling and freezing equipment operators
> Employed in job statewide: 670
> Median salary: $26,990
> Share of all U.S. cooling equipment installers in Arkansas: 8.2%

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5. California
> Most iconic job: Farmworkers and laborers, crop
> Employed in job statewide: 182,570
> Median salary: $21,960
> Share of all U.S. crop farm workers in California: 66.8%