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: Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 1,830 $27,970 1
Delaware 210 $25,750 2
Connecticut 1,090 $25,620 3
New York 3,450 $23,900 4
Maryland 1,930 $23,670 5
Pennsylvania 2,040 $23,440 6
California 8,230 $22,750 7
Washington 1,770 $22,680 8
Minnesota 810 $22,640 9
Maine 550 $22,380 10
Michigan 2,450 $21,870 11
Oregon 1,060 $21,700 12
Utah 310 $21,180 13
New Jersey 1,330 $21,000 14
Ohio 2,890 $20,980 15
Missouri 1,780 $20,860 16
Virginia 3,000 $20,770 17
Illinois 3,060 $20,740 18
Wisconsin 1,360 $20,630 19
North Dakota 170 $20,460 20
Arizona 1,370 $20,440 21
Idaho 400 $20,390 22.5
New Mexico 530 $20,390 22.5
Florida 4,130 $20,280 24
New Hampshire 270 $20,120 25
Kentucky 590 $20,070 26
South Carolina 980 $19,960 27
Hawaii 180 $19,920 28
Colorado 940 $19,850 29
Tennessee 1,440 $19,760 30
Texas 4,460 $19,650 31
Vermont 190 $19,520 32
North Carolina 2,400 $19,420 33
Indiana 1,710 $19,380 34
Iowa 530 $19,350 35
Mississippi 500 $19,150 36
Nevada 510 $18,810 37
West Virginia 460 $18,520 38
Oklahoma 960 $18,480 39
South Dakota 170 $18,420 40
Montana 450 $18,310 41
Louisiana 1,360 $18,220 42
Alabama 1,480 $18,000 43
Kansas 1,110 $17,670 44
Georgia 2,220 $17,450 45
Arkansas 760 $17,430 46
Wyoming 200 $17,210 47
Nebraska 450 $16,660 48
Puerto Rico 170 $16,100