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).

You can use the drop-down menus to filter by state or by occupation.

Occupation Selected: Veterinary technologists and technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 1,010 $33,650 1
Illinois 2,660 $32,570 2
Michigan 1,710 $32,310 3
Massachusetts 1,780 $32,020 4
California 8,180 $31,380 5
New York 3,110 $31,070 6
Alaska 150 $31,020 7
Nevada 620 $30,840 8
Washington 1,210 $30,210 9
New Mexico 440 $30,060 10
Oregon 1,160 $29,790 11
Rhode Island 470 $29,640 12
New Jersey 2,130 $29,260 13
Virginia 1,470 $29,020 14
Delaware 240 $28,900 15
Minnesota 1,750 $28,880 16
Ohio 1,920 $28,410 17
Maine 490 $28,190 18
Wyoming 150 $28,150 19
Wisconsin 1,480 $28,100 20
Pennsylvania 3,210 $28,010 21
New Hampshire 660 $27,950 22
Idaho 400 $27,630 23
Colorado 2,010 $27,500 24
Arizona 1,900 $27,230 25
Vermont 360 $27,020 26
Indiana 1,130 $26,970 27
Maryland 1,570 $26,920 28
Kansas 590 $26,800 29
Oklahoma 630 $26,790 30
Iowa 450 $26,240 31
South Carolina 770 $26,110 32
North Dakota 140 $25,910 33
Missouri 990 $25,770 34
Georgia 2,150 $25,100 35
North Carolina 2,420 $25,040 36
Florida 5,430 $24,880 37
Puerto Rico 100 $24,800
Hawaii 300 $24,580 38
Tennessee 1,180 $24,480 39
Mississippi 410 $24,360 40
Nebraska 360 $24,140 41
Utah 690 $23,660 42
Texas 6,320 $23,580 43
Montana 260 $23,400 44
South Dakota 210 $23,150 45
Alabama 940 $22,100 46
Kentucky 1,180 $21,930 47
Louisiana 450 $21,130 48
West Virginia 300 $19,260 49