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: Chemical technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 1,100 $55,490 1
Louisiana 1,880 $47,030 2
Virginia 930 $45,980 3
Texas 4,780 $45,630 4
Massachusetts 2,100 $45,050 5
Nevada 550 $43,370 6
Maryland 1,000 $43,080 7
South Carolina 1,520 $43,060 8
Connecticut 560 $42,510 9
New Jersey 4,170 $42,420 10
New Hampshire 140 $41,950 11
Missouri 730 $41,810 12
Illinois 2,010 $41,300 13
California 5,220 $41,080 14
Alaska 120 $40,990 15
Alabama 980 $40,910 16
Colorado 1,170 $40,830 17
West Virginia 820 $40,800 18
Washington 910 $40,480 19
Ohio 3,110 $40,050 20
Minnesota 820 $40,000 21
New York 2,690 $39,750 22
Iowa 510 $39,740 23
Tennessee 990 $39,640 24
Pennsylvania 4,320 $39,270 25
Kansas 410 $39,120 26
North Carolina 1,940 $38,550 27
Indiana 1,240 $38,470 28
Wisconsin 1,220 $38,450 29
Kentucky 1,020 $38,100 30
Oregon 330 $38,070 31
Arizona 630 $37,800 32
Oklahoma 470 $37,530 33
Nebraska 250 $37,310 34
Michigan 2,880 $37,300 35
Georgia 1,480 $36,410 36
Florida 1,790 $35,940 37
Utah 560 $35,930 38
Wyoming 270 $35,690 39
Rhode Island 310 $35,630 40
Vermont 100 $35,550 41
Idaho 210 $35,300 42
Maine 200 $35,030 43
Mississippi 400 $34,550 44
Arkansas 460 $33,450 45
Puerto Rico 1,150 $32,490
Montana 190 $30,650 46