Here's a different take on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment and Wage estimates page. I've downloaded all the data and ranked states (for every occupation with at least 100 workers).

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Occupation Selected: Civil engineering technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 450 $59,430 1
Alaska 520 $55,650 2
California 8,170 $53,690 3
Washington 2,240 $48,640 4
New York 1,990 $48,300 5
Minnesota 2,840 $47,880 6
Nevada 1,460 $47,040 7
Oregon 1,140 $46,740 8
Massachusetts 770 $45,780 9
Illinois 3,000 $45,670 10
Maryland 2,360 $45,520 11
Colorado 1,490 $45,270 12
Oklahoma 940 $44,800 13
Vermont 250 $44,790 14
Virginia 2,290 $44,520 15
Tennessee 1,210 $44,160 16
Arizona 2,000 $43,450 17
Kansas 1,710 $43,360 18
New Jersey 1,350 $43,350 19
New Hampshire 180 $43,230 20
Ohio 1,940 $43,220 21
Idaho 750 $42,730 22
Michigan 1,940 $42,560 23
Rhode Island 370 $42,510 24
Florida 5,500 $42,280 25
Wisconsin 1,640 $42,180 26
New Mexico 990 $41,940 27
Hawaii 230 $41,490 28
Delaware 180 $40,750 29
Maine 530 $40,210 30
Louisiana 1,610 $40,170 31
Iowa 670 $40,010 32
Missouri 1,930 $39,680 33
North Dakota 280 $39,330 34
North Carolina 3,820 $38,810 35
Pennsylvania 2,560 $38,720 36
Indiana 800 $38,420 37
Montana 390 $37,810 38
Utah 1,060 $37,350 39
Wyoming 180 $37,310 40
South Carolina 1,020 $37,300 41
Georgia 2,380 $36,340 42
Nebraska 800 $36,220 43
West Virginia 1,030 $35,990 44
Texas 12,590 $35,200 45
Arkansas 180 $34,850 46
South Dakota 490 $32,870 47
Alabama 1,890 $32,690 48
Mississippi 1,100 $31,470 49
Puerto Rico 540 $26,340