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: Occupational health and safety technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Arizona 170 $64,930 1
Virginia 110 $53,290 2
Colorado 100 $52,080 3
Alabama 190 $52,030 4
Connecticut 160 $51,400 5
Oregon 170 $50,580 6
Maryland 360 $49,800 7
Illinois 380 $47,170 8
California 500 $47,020 9
Tennessee 180 $46,560 10
Massachusetts 100 $46,290 11
Ohio 500 $45,720 12
Oklahoma 130 $45,230 13
Wisconsin 120 $45,220 14
Kentucky 210 $45,160 15
Florida 460 $45,060 16
Washington 200 $44,680 17
Minnesota 130 $44,030 18
New York 820 $43,750 19
Louisiana 340 $42,000 20
Indiana 260 $41,700 21
Texas 1,130 $41,250 22
North Carolina 300 $41,240 23
Nebraska 140 $40,830 24
New Jersey 250 $40,040 25
Michigan 410 $39,060 26
Utah 130 $34,820 27