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: Forensic science technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maryland 220 $90,620 1
California 1,570 $60,510 2
Illinois 910 $55,350 3
Virginia 190 $54,730 4
Kansas 110 $53,650 5
Washington 310 $52,690 6
Colorado 250 $51,510 7
Oregon 190 $51,500 8
New Mexico 110 $48,800 9
Arizona 460 $48,760 10
Pennsylvania 550 $48,190 11
Michigan 410 $47,350 12
Oklahoma 130 $46,800 13
Ohio 180 $46,490 14
Missouri 190 $45,060 15
Tennessee 180 $44,290 16
Florida 1,390 $41,610 17
Texas 1,190 $39,800 18
New Jersey 290 $38,120 19
Utah 130 $38,100 20
North Carolina 420 $36,050 21
Arkansas 120 $34,870 22
Kentucky 130 $33,430 23
Georgia 390 $33,270 24