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: Zoologists and wildlife biologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 220 $85,240 1
Maryland 260 $79,230 2
Connecticut 100 $70,310 3
Tennessee 160 $61,860 4
California 1,570 $61,620 5
Hawaii 160 $59,980 6
Washington 2,230 $59,900 7
Arizona 190 $57,980 8
Mississippi 160 $57,640 9
Texas 310 $56,800 10
Alaska 850 $56,350 11
Colorado 370 $56,240 12
Michigan 270 $55,750 13
Oregon 1,070 $55,340 14
Louisiana 100 $55,230 15
Nevada 200 $54,350 16
Iowa 110 $54,320 17
New Jersey 260 $53,960 18
New Mexico 170 $53,610 19
Virginia 290 $53,100 20
New York 350 $52,930 21
Vermont 130 $51,890 22
North Carolina 320 $51,810 23
South Dakota 120 $51,320 24
Arkansas 100 $51,250 25
Wisconsin 300 $50,980 26
Alabama 120 $50,820 27
Montana 350 $49,430 28
South Carolina 160 $49,040 29
Utah 290 $48,890 30
Florida 1,230 $48,710 31
Maine 170 $48,690 32
Idaho 470 $47,910 33
Ohio 310 $46,540 34
Wyoming 300 $46,510 35
West Virginia 160 $46,160 36
Georgia 630 $45,920 37
Missouri 390 $45,750 38
Nebraska 140 $45,130 39
Pennsylvania 230 $42,930 40