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: Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Maine 190 $52,190 1
Oklahoma 260 $51,950 2
Massachusetts 710 $50,770 3
Maryland 1,890 $49,830 4
Washington 1,160 $49,750 5
Alaska 330 $48,310 6
Hawaii 420 $47,830 7
New Mexico 630 $47,120 8
Connecticut 240 $46,480 9
Tennessee 650 $45,960 10
California 4,850 $45,610 11
Kansas 450 $44,980 12
Illinois 2,600 $44,720 13
New Jersey 1,450 $44,100 14
District of Columbia 580 $44,010 15
Pennsylvania 1,700 $43,090 16
Virginia 2,180 $42,810 17
Alabama 640 $42,520 18
New York 5,830 $42,280 19
Colorado 1,380 $42,240 20
Rhode Island 110 $41,790 21
Montana 110 $41,170 22
South Carolina 210 $41,100 23
Michigan 3,120 $41,020 24
Louisiana 440 $40,900 25
Wyoming 160 $40,380 26
Ohio 1,190 $39,920 27
Mississippi 150 $39,910 28
New Hampshire 420 $39,430 29
Arizona 1,000 $38,170 30
Iowa 310 $38,020 31
Wisconsin 1,340 $36,840 32
Florida 3,190 $36,720 33
Utah 410 $36,500 34
Idaho 220 $36,270 35
West Virginia 260 $34,420 36
Georgia 1,210 $32,780 37
Missouri 1,280 $32,570 38
Texas 5,970 $32,330 39
Kentucky 660 $31,920 40
Puerto Rico 1,130 $25,110