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South Dakota’s ‘Most Iconic Job’

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Every person you meet usual has a job. Some more unique than others. But according to, one occupation is often more strongly associated with a state than any other.

Using data from 2015, (the most recent period available) the financial website reviewed the occupation with the highest location quotient in every state using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey. Only occupations that comprised at least one of every 2,000 jobs statewide were considered. State and national employment figures and median salaries for each occupation also come from the BLS.

So if you are Forest and Conservation Worker, congratulations, you have the most iconic job in the state of South Dakota! The stats show:

  • Most iconic job: Forest and Conservation Workers
  • Employed in job statewide: 440
  • Median salary, iconic job: $25,410
  • Share of U.S. employment in job: 6.4%

The most iconic job in other states around us include North Dakota Extraction Workers, Nebraska Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers, Minnesota Food Scientists and Technologists, and Iowa Food Processing Workers. To see the entire list click here.

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