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: Audio and video equipment technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 890 $49,460 1
Nevada 1,450 $48,440 2
California 7,010 $44,040 3
Illinois 1,310 $42,390 4
New York 4,060 $42,160 5
Massachusetts 1,230 $41,200 6
Maryland 1,640 $40,830 7
Connecticut 730 $40,510 8
District of Columbia 390 $39,300 9
Georgia 1,450 $38,610 10
Oregon 870 $38,450 11
Minnesota 560 $38,360 12
Washington 600 $37,970 13
Ohio 680 $37,400 14
Colorado 730 $37,180 15
Michigan 830 $37,100 16
Missouri 820 $36,890 17
Florida 1,920 $36,780 18
Pennsylvania 1,460 $36,250 19
Delaware 290 $35,790 20
Hawaii 170 $35,170 21
South Carolina 310 $34,370 22
Iowa 230 $34,220 23
Indiana 630 $34,090 24
Kentucky 270 $34,060 25
New Mexico 400 $33,660 26
Wisconsin 380 $33,520 27
Tennessee 790 $33,490 28
North Carolina 810 $33,470 29
Texas 2,180 $32,670 30
Kansas 300 $31,830 31
Virginia 990 $31,600 32
Utah 1,090 $30,830 33
Nebraska 190 $30,820 34
Arizona 790 $29,090 35
Arkansas 130 $29,000 36
Oklahoma 180 $27,590 37
Alabama 330 $26,650 38
Montana 150 $25,820 39
Mississippi 200 $25,570 40
Puerto Rico 420 $22,310