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: Surgical technologists

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 160 $47,760 1
Connecticut 1,020 $46,580 2
California 8,180 $44,890 3
Minnesota 1,630 $43,220 4
Maryland 1,520 $42,950 5
Massachusetts 1,850 $42,750 6
New Jersey 1,460 $42,520 7
Nevada 770 $42,170 8
Washington 1,490 $41,660 9
Wisconsin 2,160 $41,200 10
Rhode Island 240 $41,150 11
Illinois 3,780 $40,450 12
Hawaii 330 $40,280 13
Oregon 770 $40,250 14
Delaware 240 $39,810 15
Colorado 1,230 $39,010 16
New York 5,040 $38,370 17
Michigan 2,760 $38,160 18
District of Columbia 240 $37,930 19
Arizona 930 $37,830 20
New Hampshire 410 $37,130 21
Idaho 380 $37,120 22
Virginia 1,680 $36,970 23
Indiana 2,320 $36,840 24
Montana 270 $36,650 25
Texas 6,350 $36,110 26
Tennessee 2,970 $35,480 27
Florida 5,550 $35,410 28
Ohio 3,430 $34,750 29
Pennsylvania 3,240 $34,580 30.5
Maine 420 $34,580 30.5
Kansas 680 $34,570 32
North Carolina 2,550 $34,420 33
North Dakota 210 $34,400 34
Missouri 1,910 $34,110 35
Kentucky 1,560 $33,900 36
Wyoming 100 $33,620 37
Nebraska 520 $33,470 38
Iowa 630 $33,390 39
Georgia 2,970 $32,730 40
South Carolina 1,700 $32,510 41
South Dakota 430 $32,400 42
West Virginia 690 $31,880 43
Louisiana 1,170 $31,610 44
New Mexico 240 $31,480 45
Utah 1,090 $31,160 46
Oklahoma 1,410 $30,440 47
Alabama 1,490 $30,170 48
Arkansas 850 $29,890 49
Mississippi 1,190 $28,970 50
Puerto Rico 680 $16,790