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: Respiratory therapists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 10,660 $59,520 1
Alaska 200 $57,940 2
New York 5,210 $57,240 3
Maryland 1,620 $56,940 4
Hawaii 330 $56,930 5
New Jersey 2,270 $56,900 6
Nevada 690 $56,390 7
Massachusetts 2,150 $54,890 8
Washington 1,910 $54,700 9
Connecticut 1,150 $54,470 10
Minnesota 1,120 $53,240 11
Delaware 260 $52,800 12
Rhode Island 300 $51,770 13
Virginia 2,120 $50,850 14
New Hampshire 290 $50,730 15
Oregon 1,000 $49,820 16
Wisconsin 1,730 $48,840 17
Maine 450 $47,860 18
Pennsylvania 4,690 $47,660 19
Michigan 3,300 $47,620 20
Vermont 150 $47,420 21
Colorado 1,190 $47,250 22
South Dakota 290 $46,280 23
Nebraska 900 $46,260 24
Indiana 3,300 $46,000 25
District of Columbia 350 $45,800 26
North Carolina 2,900 $45,680 27
Idaho 390 $45,230 28.5
Illinois 4,320 $45,230 28.5
Tennessee 2,540 $45,220 30
Ohio 5,280 $45,080 31
Texas 6,970 $45,050 32
Georgia 3,150 $44,940 33
Oklahoma 1,150 $44,820 34
Montana 290 $44,440 35
Florida 6,340 $44,400 36
Arizona 2,690 $44,090 37
Kansas 990 $43,950 38
Louisiana 1,890 $43,290 39
South Carolina 1,380 $43,250 40
Missouri 2,530 $43,120 41
Wyoming 100 $42,740 42
Iowa 850 $42,580 43
Arkansas 1,070 $41,920 44
Kentucky 1,580 $41,610 45
West Virginia 760 $41,060 46
Mississippi 1,200 $40,720 47
North Dakota 260 $39,220 48
New Mexico 570 $38,460 49
Puerto Rico 440 $17,210