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: Diagnostic medical sonographers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Colorado 620 $68,540 1
Wisconsin 860 $68,340 2
Connecticut 650 $68,000 3
Washington 1,060 $67,660 4
Oregon 360 $67,620 5
California 3,290 $66,640 6
Hawaii 110 $66,630 7
Massachusetts 1,140 $65,680 8
Rhode Island 210 $63,800 9
Arizona 700 $63,540 10
Maryland 990 $62,980 11
Minnesota 910 $62,950 12
New Hampshire 200 $62,860 13
Maine 150 $61,330 14
Kansas 490 $60,780 15
New Jersey 1,660 $60,340 16
Nevada 190 $59,250 17
Texas 2,450 $59,210 18
New York 3,590 $58,960 19
Missouri 1,000 $57,930 20
Virginia 950 $57,860 21
Idaho 180 $57,780 22
Nebraska 370 $57,270 23
Illinois 1,760 $57,210 24
North Carolina 1,470 $56,820 25
Ohio 1,870 $56,530 26
Montana 110 $56,160 27
New Mexico 170 $56,040 28
Oklahoma 480 $55,960 29
District of Columbia 120 $55,930 30
Utah 260 $55,920 31
Georgia 1,230 $55,240 32
Iowa 490 $54,170 33
Michigan 1,690 $54,090 34
Indiana 900 $53,540 35
Florida 3,910 $53,450 36
Pennsylvania 2,290 $52,470 37
Tennessee 1,190 $52,400 38
South Carolina 600 $52,100 39
Louisiana 690 $51,770 40
Kentucky 450 $51,640 41
Mississippi 430 $49,170 42
Delaware 330 $48,690 43
West Virginia 290 $48,520 44
South Dakota 180 $47,970 45
Alabama 770 $47,220 46
Arkansas 320 $42,220 47
Puerto Rico 190 $21,920