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).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 450 $69,320 1
District of Columbia 370 $67,070 2
Virginia 2,840 $63,640 3
Washington 3,260 $62,950 4
Maryland 3,660 $61,820 5
Maine 680 $61,360 6
New Jersey 870 $58,450 7
Mississippi 730 $57,720 8
Pennsylvania 2,350 $56,830 9
Rhode Island 200 $56,690 10
Alaska 350 $55,830 11
Oklahoma 520 $55,190 12
Tennessee 580 $54,850 13
Illinois 2,350 $54,210 14
Connecticut 830 $54,070 15
West Virginia 260 $53,900 16
Indiana 1,260 $53,720 17
California 11,600 $53,580 18
Ohio 4,910 $53,180 19
Minnesota 2,420 $52,870 20
Utah 460 $52,850 21
Alabama 1,460 $52,430 22
Arizona 1,080 $52,270 23
Kansas 240 $52,050 24
Colorado 1,290 $51,910 25
Louisiana 1,340 $51,820 26
New Mexico 920 $51,170 27
South Dakota 120 $50,840 28
Nevada 440 $50,750 29
Massachusetts 1,040 $50,450 30
Texas 3,710 $50,190 31
Florida 3,600 $49,930 32
Wisconsin 830 $49,640 33
Missouri 780 $49,420 34
Nebraska 190 $48,750 35
Iowa 320 $48,440 36
Idaho 180 $48,310 37
New York 2,930 $47,280 38
Montana 210 $47,090 39
Georgia 1,860 $46,560 40
Oregon 1,000 $46,490 41
Wyoming 190 $45,340 42
North Carolina 1,050 $44,890 43
New Hampshire 580 $42,490 44
Kentucky 650 $42,290 45
Puerto Rico 740 $27,250