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: Pharmacy technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 23,360 $34,320 1
Alaska 470 $33,610 2
Washington 4,940 $33,100 3
District of Columbia 740 $31,420 4
Oregon 3,200 $30,260 5
Nevada 2,090 $30,240 6
Colorado 3,440 $29,780 7
Connecticut 3,140 $29,550 8
Hawaii 1,190 $29,320 9
Minnesota 5,460 $28,610 10
Utah 2,210 $28,290 11
Maryland 4,550 $28,190 12
Rhode Island 1,250 $28,090 13
Wyoming 380 $28,030 14
New York 11,960 $27,870 15
Arizona 6,020 $27,700 16
New Mexico 1,580 $27,520 17
Massachusetts 5,700 $27,510 18
North Dakota 370 $27,050 19
Texas 23,880 $26,810 20
Michigan 9,310 $26,520 21.5
Montana 730 $26,520 21.5
New Jersey 7,290 $26,400 23
Illinois 14,810 $26,350 24
Idaho 1,260 $26,250 25
Tennessee 8,020 $25,820 26
Vermont 460 $25,630 27
Wisconsin 6,270 $25,520 28
Virginia 6,460 $25,330 29
Florida 20,660 $25,270 30
Maine 1,460 $25,160 31
Kansas 2,170 $25,100 32
Indiana 7,270 $25,060 33
Nebraska 1,980 $25,030 34
South Dakota 830 $24,680 35
New Hampshire 1,120 $24,640 36
Ohio 10,830 $24,560 37
Georgia 8,650 $24,550 38
South Carolina 4,650 $24,090 39
Louisiana 3,840 $23,800 40
Iowa 3,190 $23,710 41
North Carolina 9,280 $23,640 42
Pennsylvania 14,390 $23,410 43
Missouri 7,910 $23,140 44
Kentucky 5,800 $22,920 45
Oklahoma 3,680 $22,890 46
Mississippi 2,340 $22,670 47.5
Alabama 5,810 $22,670 47.5
Arkansas 2,610 $22,440 49
West Virginia 2,160 $22,200 50
Delaware 1,280 $21,380 51
Puerto Rico 1,830 $17,740