The Most Iconic Job in Every State

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16. Kansas
> Most iconic job: Metal and plastic layout workers
> Employed in job statewide: 770
> Median salary: $62,680
> Share of all U.S. layout workers in Kansas: 8.5%

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17. Kentucky
> Most iconic job: Assemblers and fabricators
> Employed in job statewide: 17,090
> Median salary: $24,820
> Share of all U.S. assemblers and fabricators in Kentucky: 7.4%

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18. Louisiana
> Most iconic job: Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels
> Employed in job statewide: 7,700
> Median salary: $84,520
> Share of all U.S. water vessel captains in Louisiana: 21.0%

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19. Maine
> Most iconic job: Marine engineers and naval architects
> Employed in job statewide: 350
> Median salary: $90,760
> Share of all U.S. marine engineers in Maine: 4.3%

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20. Maryland
> Most iconic job: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners
> Employed in job statewide: 5,140
> Median salary: $130,690
> Share of all U.S. health treating practitioners in Maryland: 14.2%