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: Hydrologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Pennsylvania 140 $79,770 1
California 980 $78,820 2
Nevada 310 $77,690 3
Colorado 430 $75,460 4
Massachusetts 130 $73,630 5
Maine 150 $73,510 6
New Jersey 160 $71,490 7
Oregon 200 $70,890 8
Washington 520 $70,420 9
Florida 550 $67,870 10
Ohio 130 $67,840 11
New Mexico 290 $64,840 12
Texas 340 $64,480 13
Idaho 100 $61,060 14
Arizona 460 $59,320 15
Wisconsin 300 $58,720 16
New York 370 $54,850 17
Wyoming 210 $54,010 18
South Carolina 140 $53,780 19
North Carolina 140 $53,440 20