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: Dental laboratory technicians

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Massachusetts 760 $41,050 1
Minnesota 1,430 $40,030 2
New Jersey 1,140 $39,120 3
Washington 1,190 $38,900 4
New York 2,340 $38,580 5
Virginia 780 $38,100 6
California 5,080 $37,220 7
Oregon 870 $36,930 8
Wisconsin 1,720 $36,640 9
Maryland 1,010 $36,600 10
Arkansas 470 $35,890 11
North Carolina 1,120 $35,780 12
Nevada 300 $35,620 13
Florida 3,700 $35,490 14
Delaware 100 $35,040 15
Connecticut 700 $34,720 16
Arizona 590 $34,550 17
Ohio 1,490 $34,460 18
Georgia 1,900 $33,970 19
Indiana 1,140 $33,900 20
New Mexico 130 $33,870 21
Pennsylvania 1,490 $33,670 22
New Hampshire 240 $33,510 23
Nebraska 250 $33,450 24
Tennessee 570 $33,050 25
South Carolina 370 $33,010 26
Kentucky 620 $32,960 27
Missouri 1,000 $32,820 28
Michigan 1,730 $32,800 29
Hawaii 170 $32,600 30
Kansas 560 $32,090 31
Illinois 1,380 $31,640 32
Texas 2,330 $30,490 33
North Dakota 130 $30,260 34
Idaho 230 $29,790 35
West Virginia 240 $29,600 36
Mississippi 210 $29,000 37
Louisiana 660 $28,510 38
Alabama 840 $27,780 39
Utah 1,150 $27,110 40
Oklahoma 540 $26,680 41
South Dakota 140 $23,470 42