It’s Michigan’s Most Unique Job | Michigan
The United States has the fastest growing economy in the world. Once symbolized by the automobile and steel industries, the American economy is today the world’s technological colossus. But the US economy is more than that. It is a single sum of the parts of 50 states whose identities are often tied to a particular job or industry. (And domestic workers hold the most jobs in these 12 states.)
Using state-by-state employment data for all detailed occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Wages and Employment Statistics for May 2022, 24/7 Wall St. identified employment most unique in each state.
Based on location quotient – the ratio of an occupation’s employment concentration in one state to its national concentration – metal and plastic modelers rank as the most unique occupation in Michigan. With 590 jobs in the field out of 4,247,470 jobs in the state, occupation is 9.3 times more concentrated in Michigan than nationally.
The average annual salary for workers in the occupation statewide is $64,050, compared to $55,470 nationally.
StateMost unique jobOccupation’s location quotientOccupation job in stateOccupation’s avg. annual in-state salary ($)AlabamaTextile winding, twisting and stretching, setters, operators and tenderers6.21 99037,270AlaskaZoologists and wildlife biologists20.774081,320ArizonaContinuous mining machine operators6.81 88051,800ArkansasGraders and sorters of agricultural products7.61,47033,470CaliforniaAgricultural, nursery and greenhouse laborers and laborers5.6188,58034,790ColoradoAtmospheric and space scientists5.71,050107,220ConnecticutMetal lathe setters, operators and tenderers and plastic turning machine tools5.41,16048,140DelawareMeat, poultry and fish cutters and tailors8.33,40031,190FloridaBridge and lock tenders3.682032,040GeorgiaTextile winding, twisting and stretching adjusters, operators and attachments11.58, 57034,890HawaiiMotorboat Operators45.457052.930IdahoNuclear Engineers9.0590149.100Illinois Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations6.396079.540IndianaMetal Refining Furnace Operators and Bidders10.64,29067.860IowaAgricultural Technicians9.21,25049.63 0KansasStructural assemblers, aircraft surfaces, rigging and systems19.25,76056,560KentuckyTendering metal and plastic forging machine setters, operators and operators7.31,00052,490LouisianaSailors and marine tankers19.16,79052,910MaineForestry equipment operators7, 476043 240MarylandAstronomers18.0690141 880MassachusettsBiochemists and biophysicists10.58 250117 830MichiganMetal and plastic model makers9. 359064.050MinnesotaVarious. gaming service workers13.23 09030,520MississippiUpholsterers17.03 50037,280MissouriCooling and freezing equipment operators and tenders6,883048,000MontanaWagering and sports betting writers and runners21,757020,020NebraskaInstallers and repairers of electrical and electronic transportation equipment 8, 950073 550 NevadaGambling managers31.81, 46090,350New HampshireVarious. Metal and plastic workers6.561040 520New JerseyShampooers7.81 62029 190New MexicoExtraction worker aid17.567043 760New YorkTransit and railroad police7.01 46076290North CarolinaTextile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenderers7 ,4155030,030North DakotaWell Pumps30,61,22064,350OhioEngine and Other Machinery Assemblers4,27,66056,370OklahomaGame Watch Officers and Investigators14,91,70031,310OregonMisc. personal care and service workers24,218,43034,900PennsylvaniaMetal pourers and colors4,51,07042,690Rhode IslandJewellers and gemstone and metalworkers7,564045,750South CarolinaTire builders15,44,12052,610South DakotaForesters and workers Conservation34,461033,250TennesseeStatistical Assistants1 2.01 ,69051,840TexasOil and Gas Derrick Operators7,26,93051,570UtahContinuous Mining Machine Operators7,21,07063,690VermontMiscellaneous. community and social service specialists5,094048,080VirginiaMetal and plastic layout workers12.62 26057,530WashingtonTapers7.42 42075,320West VirginiaMining roof bolts87,568066,080WisconsinFoundry molds and corers5.31 15043,410W yomingRoustabouts oil and gas28.5 2.02048 .120