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 science and protection technicians, including health

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 210 $57,430 1
Washington 830 $49,940 2
Connecticut 360 $48,200 3
Tennessee 820 $46,480 4
Colorado 860 $46,130 5
Maryland 610 $45,820 6
Illinois 2,510 $45,670 7
California 3,340 $45,600 8
Nevada 190 $43,020 9
Massachusetts 960 $42,880 10
Idaho 100 $42,860 11
Oregon 330 $41,760 12
Minnesota 600 $41,360 13
Rhode Island 210 $40,760 14
Iowa 480 $40,480 15
Hawaii 120 $39,670 16.5
Utah 250 $39,670 16.5
New York 1,630 $39,380 18
Wisconsin 430 $39,310 19
Texas 4,750 $39,260 20
New Jersey 970 $39,150 21
Alabama 250 $38,850 22
Virginia 800 $38,820 23
New Mexico 390 $38,720 24
Michigan 1,120 $38,570 25
Kentucky 620 $38,420 26
Missouri 260 $36,550 27
Alaska 170 $36,510 28
Pennsylvania 1,370 $36,080 29
Delaware 170 $36,000 30
Kansas 410 $35,870 31
Montana 100 $35,660 32
Louisiana 490 $35,250 33
Ohio 1,060 $35,240 34
New Hampshire 210 $35,160 35
Florida 2,380 $34,820 36
North Carolina 790 $34,810 37
Indiana 300 $34,440 38
Arkansas 430 $33,240 39
Georgia 470 $32,610 40
Maine 220 $31,230 41
Oklahoma 270 $30,610 42
West Virginia 230 $28,700 43
Puerto Rico 200 $21,580