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: Environmental engineering technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 110 $60,660 1
Idaho 270 $51,830 2
Tennessee 610 $51,780 3
Missouri 180 $50,830 4
Minnesota 130 $50,470 5
California 2,610 $48,840 6
South Carolina 230 $47,390 7
Michigan 480 $47,200 8
Washington 250 $46,230 9
Illinois 550 $45,900 10
Nevada 210 $45,810 11
Oregon 320 $45,190 12
Ohio 1,500 $45,040 13
Wisconsin 260 $44,980 14
Connecticut 180 $44,750 15
New Jersey 570 $43,990 16
Louisiana 320 $43,980 17
Virginia 490 $43,240 18
Massachusetts 550 $42,880 19
Pennsylvania 990 $42,210 20
Arizona 640 $42,190 21
New York 800 $42,150 22
Texas 1,730 $41,390 23
Colorado 720 $41,230 24
Indiana 230 $40,460 25
Kentucky 400 $39,850 26
Oklahoma 150 $39,840 27
North Carolina 390 $39,740 28
Arkansas 100 $38,490 29
New Mexico 620 $38,140 30
West Virginia 270 $37,660 31
Georgia 680 $35,840 32
Florida 1,000 $35,240 33
Nebraska 160 $34,870 34
Alabama 290 $34,750 35
Utah 250 $32,780 36