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: Respiratory therapy technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 230 $52,740 1
Maryland 380 $52,670 2
California 980 $51,720 3
New Jersey 810 $50,310 4
Minnesota 170 $48,040 5
New York 550 $47,580 6
Virginia 390 $44,500 7
Colorado 150 $41,900 8
Indiana 570 $41,030 9
New Mexico 140 $40,540 10
Pennsylvania 1,000 $39,500 11
Connecticut 100 $39,460 12
Nebraska 100 $39,320 13
Florida 1,470 $39,250 14
Michigan 540 $39,010 15
Louisiana 560 $38,700 16
Wisconsin 100 $38,670 17
Georgia 440 $38,280 18
Texas 2,810 $38,250 19
North Carolina 480 $37,890 20
South Carolina 570 $37,060 21
Illinois 760 $36,980 22
Ohio 460 $36,730 23
Tennessee 520 $35,720 24
Arizona 140 $35,370 25
Oklahoma 360 $35,340 26
Kentucky 700 $34,780 27
Arkansas 330 $32,900 28
Alabama 580 $32,430 29
Iowa 140 $32,270 30
West Virginia 150 $31,670 31
Missouri 490 $31,360 32
Kansas 160 $31,240 33
Mississippi 230 $30,910 34
Puerto Rico 430 $18,670