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: Nonfarm animal caretakers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Hawaii 200 $29,340 1
Idaho 970 $27,400 2
Rhode Island 360 $23,940 3
Alaska 180 $23,670 4
Nevada 1,070 $23,020 5
Maryland 3,000 $22,570 6
Massachusetts 2,740 $22,100 7
New York 6,630 $21,930 8
Oregon 1,670 $21,870 9
Washington 3,440 $21,730 10
California 10,600 $21,610 11
New Jersey 2,750 $21,490 12
Connecticut 1,270 $21,190 13
Vermont 290 $20,920 14
Illinois 4,690 $20,500 15
South Carolina 1,410 $20,470 16
Colorado 2,110 $20,460 17
Florida 8,520 $20,400 18
Kentucky 2,920 $20,210 19
Virginia 3,390 $20,030 20
Michigan 2,850 $19,970 21
Indiana 2,180 $19,780 22
New Mexico 720 $19,620 23.5
Wisconsin 2,330 $19,620 23.5
Wyoming 300 $19,540 25
Delaware 490 $19,520 26
Oklahoma 1,500 $19,370 27.5
Tennessee 1,330 $19,370 27.5
Minnesota 1,780 $19,270 29
Utah 740 $19,210 30
Maine 510 $19,080 31
Arizona 2,250 $19,070 32
Georgia 3,130 $19,060 33
New Hampshire 710 $18,970 34.5
North Carolina 2,600 $18,970 34.5
Ohio 3,780 $18,920 36
Kansas 1,220 $18,860 37
Iowa 860 $18,830 38
South Dakota 220 $18,770 39
Louisiana 1,410 $18,750 40
Alabama 1,050 $18,740 41
Nebraska 1,050 $18,730 42
Missouri 2,510 $18,640 43
Pennsylvania 4,520 $18,340 44
Texas 7,330 $18,260 45
Mississippi 640 $18,180 46
West Virginia 540 $17,580 47
Montana 300 $17,360 48
Arkansas 940 $16,650 49
Puerto Rico 230 $14,410