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: Medical equipment preparers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 2,210 $31,150 1
Minnesota 1,610 $31,010 2
California 3,910 $30,980 3
Hawaii 130 $30,960 4
Massachusetts 1,120 $30,750 5
Rhode Island 160 $30,220 6
Nevada 100 $29,730 7
Michigan 1,110 $29,510 8.5
Connecticut 440 $29,510 8.5
Washington 1,720 $29,440 10
New Jersey 1,800 $29,160 11
Illinois 1,160 $28,600 12
Wisconsin 810 $28,480 13
Delaware 180 $28,430 14
Maryland 510 $28,420 15
District of Columbia 180 $27,790 16
Pennsylvania 1,520 $27,400 17
South Carolina 460 $27,270 18
Colorado 640 $27,090 19
Maine 210 $27,080 20
Indiana 890 $26,980 21
Iowa 440 $26,820 22
Nebraska 280 $26,780 23
Oregon 750 $26,540 24
New Hampshire 270 $26,250 25
Ohio 2,080 $26,120 26
Kansas 400 $25,950 27
North Carolina 1,380 $25,790 28
West Virginia 300 $25,710 29
Virginia 1,360 $25,620 30
Tennessee 480 $25,490 31
Arizona 380 $25,350 32
Kentucky 780 $25,130 33
Georgia 1,040 $25,030 34
Texas 2,580 $24,940 35
Montana 170 $24,780 36
Missouri 1,140 $23,750 37
Florida 5,020 $23,010 38
North Dakota 110 $22,530 39
Oklahoma 390 $22,060 40
Arkansas 160 $21,760 41
Alabama 840 $20,880 42
Louisiana 320 $20,800 43
Mississippi 240 $19,440 44
Puerto Rico 110 $17,150