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: Surveying and mapping technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 3,870 $51,110 1
Nevada 780 $46,230 2
Alaska 280 $44,430 3
Minnesota 1,910 $43,330 4
Massachusetts 760 $43,320 5
Connecticut 430 $41,110 6
Washington 1,550 $40,860 7
Colorado 1,330 $40,320 8
New York 1,890 $39,890 9
North Dakota 280 $38,660 10
New Jersey 1,610 $38,550 11
Illinois 1,730 $38,460 12
Arizona 1,310 $38,340 13
Oregon 1,210 $37,560 14
Hawaii 280 $36,550 15
Maryland 1,390 $36,520 16
Virginia 2,240 $35,540 17
New Mexico 840 $35,480 18
Vermont 170 $35,380 19
Michigan 1,360 $35,340 20
Missouri 1,020 $35,310 21
Wisconsin 970 $34,970 22
Indiana 2,000 $33,570 23
Oklahoma 650 $33,530 24
Ohio 1,810 $33,310 25
New Hampshire 460 $32,530 26
Pennsylvania 1,590 $32,510 27
Utah 450 $32,340 28
Tennessee 920 $32,220 29
Maine 200 $32,200 30
Kansas 360 $31,820 31
Nebraska 260 $31,680 32
Idaho 700 $31,670 33
North Carolina 4,020 $31,660 34
Delaware 140 $31,540 35
Wyoming 300 $31,500 36
Iowa 380 $31,260 37
Louisiana 1,260 $31,040 38
Montana 610 $31,000 39
Florida 10,190 $30,810 40
Texas 8,670 $30,610 41
Georgia 2,770 $29,750 42
Mississippi 580 $29,470 43
South Dakota 150 $29,270 44
South Carolina 1,330 $29,130 45
Arkansas 690 $28,350 46
Kentucky 1,080 $28,070 47
West Virginia 600 $28,060 48
Alabama 1,360 $27,220 49
Puerto Rico 240 $18,920