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: Sound engineering technicians

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 3,870 $65,830 1
Virginia 200 $60,610 2
New Jersey 240 $53,360 3
New York 3,430 $52,150 4
Nevada 210 $51,150 5
District of Columbia 130 $49,480 6
Minnesota 150 $49,440 7
Ohio 110 $45,510 8
Maryland 290 $44,880 9
Connecticut 160 $44,600 10
Washington 200 $42,660 11
Missouri 130 $41,600 12
Texas 620 $41,040 13
Tennessee 380 $39,870 14
North Carolina 150 $39,370 15
Illinois 480 $39,340 16
Georgia 200 $38,200 17
Pennsylvania 240 $37,970 18
Michigan 150 $36,290 19
Indiana 120 $34,450 20
Colorado 130 $34,020 21
Florida 830 $32,050 22
South Carolina 150 $28,060 23
Puerto Rico 100 $23,480