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 scientists and specialists, including health

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,520 $90,320 1
Massachusetts 2,140 $77,330 2
Nevada 730 $74,980 3
Colorado 1,650 $73,590 4
Virginia 3,640 $71,960 5
Illinois 1,770 $68,660 6
Maryland 1,700 $68,120 7
California 9,460 $67,940 8
New Hampshire 420 $66,600 9
Wisconsin 1,080 $66,130 10
Washington 3,570 $64,900 11
New Jersey 2,730 $63,970 12
Pennsylvania 1,890 $63,570 13
Rhode Island 370 $63,250 14
Alaska 520 $62,870 15
Utah 1,000 $62,270 16
Idaho 830 $61,720 17
Connecticut 740 $61,160 18
Oregon 1,040 $59,660 19
New Mexico 840 $59,500 20
Hawaii 630 $58,920 21
Ohio 2,600 $58,720 22
Michigan 1,440 $58,610 23
Texas 4,620 $57,960 24
Georgia 900 $57,440 25
Minnesota 1,400 $56,840 26
Kansas 880 $56,120 27
Delaware 280 $55,470 28
Indiana 1,080 $53,770 29
Louisiana 1,300 $53,450 30
Alabama 1,010 $52,700 31
Arizona 770 $52,650 32
North Carolina 2,840 $52,420 33
Kentucky 590 $52,380 34
Vermont 280 $51,250 35
North Dakota 160 $50,560 36
Florida 5,680 $50,360 37
Arkansas 250 $50,180 38
South Carolina 450 $49,510 39
Tennessee 1,490 $48,530 40
Maine 720 $48,350 41
Wyoming 230 $48,210 42
Missouri 1,050 $46,010 43
South Dakota 230 $45,510 44
Nebraska 570 $45,430 45
Montana 760 $42,990 46
Oklahoma 1,610 $42,850 47
West Virginia 610 $42,780 48
Mississippi 410 $38,130 49
Puerto Rico 680 $34,480