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: Electrical and electronic engineering technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 500 $63,120 1
Alaska 290 $62,460 2
Hawaii 430 $60,150 3
California 22,600 $55,710 4
New Mexico 2,400 $54,320 5
Maryland 3,290 $54,310 6
New Jersey 3,660 $54,060 7
Texas 16,160 $53,190 8
Virginia 6,130 $53,150 9.5
Connecticut 1,900 $53,150 9.5
Washington 2,890 $52,900 11
Illinois 4,150 $52,760 12
Oklahoma 1,710 $52,600 13
New York 8,580 $52,380 14
Idaho 1,600 $52,050 15
Michigan 3,920 $51,060 16
Mississippi 1,550 $50,920 17.5
Colorado 2,900 $50,920 17.5
Missouri 1,550 $50,900 19
Indiana 3,390 $50,850 20
Georgia 4,920 $50,730 21
Massachusetts 6,920 $50,260 22
Wyoming 220 $50,230 23
Nevada 980 $49,800 24
Montana 240 $49,680 25
Arizona 5,730 $49,380 26
Louisiana 1,900 $49,270 27
Kansas 990 $49,050 28
Pennsylvania 6,100 $48,440 29
Minnesota 3,580 $48,310 30
Maine 430 $48,210 31
North Carolina 3,760 $47,590 32
Vermont 150 $47,380 33
South Carolina 3,700 $47,240 34
West Virginia 710 $47,200 35
Alabama 2,700 $47,110 36
Tennessee 3,190 $47,060 37
Florida 9,830 $47,040 38
Nebraska 520 $46,940 39
Ohio 4,700 $46,860 40
Delaware 520 $46,790 41
Guam 230 $46,470
Utah 2,160 $46,160 42
New Hampshire 980 $45,660 43
Oregon 3,390 $45,220 44
North Dakota 210 $45,160 45
Wisconsin 3,690 $44,780 46
Iowa 820 $44,130 47
Kentucky 1,520 $43,270 48
Arkansas 1,310 $40,980 49
South Dakota 280 $37,840 50
Puerto Rico 1,210 $29,990