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: Hazardous materials removal workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 1,820 $54,110 1
Minnesota 680 $50,720 2
Illinois 760 $49,210 3
New Jersey 2,690 $45,960 4
New York 3,660 $44,700 5
Missouri 880 $43,510 6
South Carolina 830 $41,870 7
Michigan 960 $41,060 8
Pennsylvania 840 $40,550 9
Connecticut 440 $40,460 10
Massachusetts 1,020 $37,340 11
California 4,870 $37,130 12
Kansas 280 $36,190 13
Utah 470 $35,710 14
Georgia 640 $35,640 15
Colorado 720 $35,280 16
Kentucky 350 $34,890 17
Ohio 1,760 $34,640 18
Oregon 750 $34,480 19
Indiana 590 $34,030 20
Iowa 150 $33,660 21
Nebraska 100 $33,560 22
Virginia 850 $32,070 23.5
Maine 410 $32,070 23.5
Maryland 830 $31,660 25
Mississippi 480 $31,580 26
Florida 1,100 $31,480 27
Tennessee 910 $30,790 28
Louisiana 1,080 $30,650 29
Arkansas 150 $30,220 30
Oklahoma 380 $30,140 31
Texas 3,010 $29,760 32
Arizona 760 $29,590 33
Alabama 280 $27,110 34
North Carolina 910 $24,240 35
Puerto Rico 360 $17,790