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: Animal control workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Nevada 120 $41,880 1
California 1,700 $40,370 2
Washington 210 $35,420 3
Colorado 320 $34,810 4
New Jersey 270 $33,090 5
Michigan 370 $32,900 6
Maryland 150 $32,440 7
Massachusetts 440 $32,350 8
Virginia 470 $31,700 9
Nebraska 110 $30,440 10
Connecticut 320 $30,300 11
Illinois 510 $29,870 12
Arizona 380 $29,820 13
Minnesota 220 $29,810 14
New York 990 $29,620 15
Florida 720 $28,380 16
Utah 190 $28,100 17
Ohio 340 $27,680 18
Texas 1,410 $27,040 19
Georgia 490 $26,490 20
North Carolina 590 $26,480 21
South Carolina 220 $25,800 22
Tennessee 360 $25,540 23
Pennsylvania 180 $25,430 24
Indiana 290 $25,290 25
Kansas 170 $25,140 26
Missouri 260 $25,090 27
Alabama 210 $24,920 28
New Mexico 180 $24,260 29
Idaho 230 $23,940 30
Wisconsin 100 $23,710 31
Kentucky 190 $23,110 32
Oklahoma 330 $21,930 33
Arkansas 290 $21,660 34
Mississippi 150 $21,340 35
Louisiana 190 $21,240 36
West Virginia 110 $21,160 37
Maine 190 $19,680 38