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: Medical and clinical laboratory technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Rhode Island 380 $48,120 1
Alaska 210 $45,410 2
Hawaii 570 $40,530 3
District of Columbia 540 $40,010 4
New York 9,650 $39,300 5
New Jersey 2,940 $39,280 6
California 10,260 $39,130 7
Connecticut 1,940 $38,890 8
Illinois 7,910 $38,760 9
Maryland 3,030 $38,560 10
Oregon 1,300 $38,360 11
New Hampshire 230 $38,230 12
Minnesota 2,990 $37,980 13
Arizona 2,330 $37,180 14
Wisconsin 1,820 $36,500 15
Massachusetts 6,960 $36,400 16
New Mexico 850 $36,170 17
Pennsylvania 10,670 $36,010 18
Washington 2,480 $35,820 19
Maine 790 $34,980 20
Nevada 960 $34,310 21
Florida 6,410 $34,140 22
Iowa 1,290 $34,020 23
Indiana 4,070 $33,890 24
Idaho 490 $33,860 25
North Carolina 4,770 $33,700 26
Ohio 5,230 $33,670 27
Kentucky 1,500 $33,590 28
Colorado 1,970 $33,470 29
Michigan 4,320 $33,070 30
Virginia 3,420 $32,610 31
Delaware 200 $31,850 32
North Dakota 430 $31,710 33
Georgia 4,420 $31,410 34
West Virginia 860 $31,390 35
Montana 270 $31,330 36
Tennessee 4,490 $30,450 37
Texas 12,680 $30,370 38
South Carolina 2,200 $30,240 39
Nebraska 950 $30,150 40
Arkansas 1,170 $30,130 41
Missouri 3,160 $30,100 42
Wyoming 140 $29,940 43
South Dakota 400 $29,840 44
Vermont 280 $29,240 45.5
Oklahoma 1,350 $29,240 45.5
Mississippi 1,520 $29,150 47
Louisiana 2,370 $28,950 48
Kansas 1,870 $28,550 49
Alabama 2,350 $28,400 50
Utah 1,330 $27,520 51
Puerto Rico 440 $19,270