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: Psychiatric technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 10,390 $45,470 1
Connecticut 1,390 $44,140 2
New Jersey 1,020 $38,020 3
District of Columbia 510 $36,980 4
Rhode Island 360 $35,590 5
Colorado 600 $33,770 6
New York 1,500 $33,660 7
Massachusetts 550 $33,390 8
Vermont 220 $33,320 9
Washington 920 $32,900 10
Maryland 280 $31,580 11
Illinois 4,150 $31,240 12
Ohio 1,480 $31,180 13
Wisconsin 920 $30,890 14
Michigan 800 $29,920 15
Pennsylvania 1,600 $29,880 16
Arizona 1,410 $29,340 17
Idaho 510 $28,180 18
Nevada 160 $26,140 19
South Dakota 200 $25,810 20
Kansas 380 $25,780 21
Maine 360 $25,750 22
Texas 1,880 $25,690 23
Virginia 3,480 $25,640 24
North Carolina 740 $25,260 25
Florida 4,730 $23,740 26
Oklahoma 890 $23,730 27
Iowa 240 $23,540 28
Alabama 610 $23,230 29
Montana 120 $23,020 30
Kentucky 850 $22,520 31
Arkansas 1,240 $22,330 32
Utah 1,470 $21,470 33
South Carolina 200 $21,330 34
Mississippi 640 $21,040 35
Missouri 4,210 $20,990 36
Louisiana 1,130 $19,660 37