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: Biological technicians

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 5,110 $48,750 1
Connecticut 830 $47,060 2
Minnesota 1,100 $43,360 3
New Jersey 3,160 $43,030 4
California 10,100 $42,780 5
District of Columbia 360 $41,540 6
Maryland 2,890 $40,490 7
Colorado 2,520 $40,120 8
Indiana 1,520 $38,650 9
New Hampshire 190 $38,570 10
North Carolina 3,960 $38,160 11
New York 4,130 $37,500 12
Pennsylvania 4,260 $37,060 13
Washington 3,410 $36,910 14
Michigan 1,400 $36,370 15
Texas 2,040 $36,070 16
Virginia 810 $35,730 17
Ohio 2,380 $35,500 18
Georgia 880 $34,750 19
Vermont 110 $34,510 20
Illinois 2,520 $34,370 21
Wisconsin 950 $34,240 22
Iowa 680 $33,770 23
Missouri 1,790 $33,560 24
South Carolina 210 $33,540 25
Alaska 590 $33,370 26
Idaho 540 $33,280 27
Tennessee 880 $33,200 28
Oregon 1,410 $32,980 29
Kansas 430 $32,850 30
Arizona 350 $32,810 31
Arkansas 150 $32,750 32.5
New Mexico 200 $32,750 32.5
Nevada 140 $32,610 34
Florida 1,290 $32,460 35
Wyoming 250 $32,270 36
Mississippi 430 $32,060 37
Nebraska 350 $31,670 38
Louisiana 430 $31,340 39
West Virginia 340 $31,290 40
Montana 590 $30,760 41
Hawaii 590 $30,750 42
Alabama 500 $30,470 43
Kentucky 630 $30,450 44
Utah 1,270 $30,150 45
North Dakota 360 $29,280 46
South Dakota 280 $28,800 47
Puerto Rico 400 $25,690
Oklahoma 880 $25,000 48