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: Dental hygienists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 5,110 $82,780 1
Alaska 340 $81,430 2
California 22,290 $73,950 3
Colorado 2,980 $72,920 4
Oregon 2,800 $72,170 5
New Jersey 4,910 $70,280 6
Arizona 3,070 $69,810 7
Massachusetts 5,480 $69,760 8
New Hampshire 1,190 $69,120 9
New Mexico 660 $69,060 10
Idaho 790 $68,980 11
District of Columbia 190 $68,480 12
Virginia 3,310 $67,680 13
Nevada 1,350 $67,500 14
Connecticut 2,870 $67,450 15
Minnesota 3,490 $64,730 16
Texas 8,600 $63,360 17
Rhode Island 690 $62,760 18
Kansas 1,860 $62,490 19
Missouri 2,170 $62,160 20
Utah 1,310 $61,580 21
Maryland 2,900 $61,040 22
Indiana 4,140 $60,830 23
Delaware 550 $60,820 24
Illinois 6,110 $60,700 25
Hawaii 840 $60,150 26
Iowa 1,930 $59,670 27
Oklahoma 1,530 $59,440 28
Louisiana 1,380 $59,370 29
North Carolina 5,040 $59,300 30
New York 9,270 $58,890 31
Georgia 5,160 $58,720 32
Nebraska 760 $58,410 33
Ohio 6,300 $58,250 34
Michigan 8,480 $58,210 35
Montana 540 $57,650 36
Vermont 590 $56,450 37
Wisconsin 4,160 $55,070 38
Maine 840 $54,580 39
Florida 9,210 $53,270 40
Tennessee 3,040 $52,810 41
Wyoming 300 $52,700 42
Kentucky 1,800 $51,820 43
North Dakota 600 $51,330 44
Pennsylvania 7,130 $50,570 45
South Dakota 360 $50,440 46
Arkansas 1,080 $48,440 47
South Carolina 2,050 $48,130 48
West Virginia 910 $44,260 49
Mississippi 1,050 $39,470 50
Alabama 2,870 $38,580 51