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: Agricultural and food science technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 200 $45,310 1
Maryland 270 $40,900 2
Connecticut 110 $40,880 3
Idaho 450 $39,630 4
Oklahoma 150 $39,430 5
Minnesota 790 $37,780 6
Ohio 530 $37,160 7
Massachusetts 220 $37,010 8
Tennessee 180 $36,760 9
New York 670 $36,210 10
Illinois 880 $35,970 11
Hawaii 180 $35,270 12
South Carolina 110 $35,140 13
Kansas 490 $35,080 14
California 2,950 $34,720 15
Florida 490 $34,650 16
Pennsylvania 420 $34,340 17
Nebraska 370 $33,220 18.5
Arkansas 110 $33,220 18.5
Iowa 890 $33,130 20
Michigan 160 $33,120 21
Utah 320 $32,980 22
North Dakota 250 $32,900 23
North Carolina 870 $32,390 24
Washington 420 $32,050 25
Wisconsin 790 $31,860 26
Indiana 200 $31,830 27
Kentucky 220 $31,570 28
Oregon 260 $30,510 29
Virginia 270 $29,040 30
Texas 2,020 $28,880 31
Mississippi 160 $27,750 32
South Dakota 170 $23,830 33