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: Animal scientists

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State Jobs Average
New Jersey 220 $67,570 1
Minnesota 110 $60,040 2
Wisconsin 140 $54,510 3
Texas 1,160 $45,670 4