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 trainers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Delaware 100 $37,820 1
New Jersey 480 $35,480 2
Massachusetts 130 $35,200 3
Washington 180 $33,510 4
Illinois 230 $32,940 5
Oregon 100 $29,930 6
Texas 400 $29,750 7
Florida 1,640 $29,640 8
Virginia 380 $29,620 9
Oklahoma 140 $29,540 10
California 1,550 $29,000 11
Kentucky 380 $28,510 12
Pennsylvania 320 $27,850 13
Georgia 190 $27,330 14
Wisconsin 340 $26,590 15
South Carolina 210 $26,070 16
Maryland 240 $25,710 17
Missouri 220 $25,260 18
Colorado 160 $24,940 19
Michigan 200 $23,720 20
North Carolina 100 $22,730 21
Ohio 240 $22,680 22