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: Refuse and recyclable material collectors

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 5,080 $40,160 1
Wisconsin 2,220 $39,610 2
California 13,250 $39,130 3
New Jersey 4,110 $38,870 4
Washington 1,700 $38,540 5
Alaska 260 $38,290 6
Massachusetts 1,890 $34,490 7
Oregon 1,670 $34,440 8
Arizona 1,650 $33,390 9
Delaware 440 $32,580 10
Michigan 3,390 $32,530 11
Minnesota 2,310 $32,380 12
Hawaii 710 $31,920 13
Indiana 2,070 $31,330 14
Ohio 4,110 $31,140 15
Connecticut 1,550 $31,110 16
Colorado 1,870 $30,520 17
Wyoming 300 $29,360 18
Maryland 2,220 $28,730 19
Pennsylvania 5,670 $28,540 20
Montana 240 $28,380 21
New Hampshire 820 $27,860 22
Florida 9,980 $27,380 23
Utah 940 $27,180 24
Texas 7,360 $26,710 25
New Mexico 600 $26,660 26
Iowa 1,630 $26,390 27
Idaho 720 $25,760 28
Virginia 3,280 $25,740 29
Missouri 1,990 $25,360 30
Vermont 300 $25,310 31
North Dakota 560 $25,070 32
Louisiana 1,570 $24,750 33
Oklahoma 1,890 $24,530 34
Nebraska 1,020 $24,080 35
Kansas 1,920 $23,660 36
Maine 970 $23,180 37
South Dakota 420 $23,100 38
Georgia 3,220 $22,880 39
Arkansas 1,360 $22,660 40
North Carolina 3,390 $22,540 41
Tennessee 2,640 $22,290 42
Alabama 2,430 $22,180 43
West Virginia 1,140 $21,990 44
Kentucky 1,360 $21,950 45
Mississippi 1,300 $21,860 46
Guam 130 $21,300
South Carolina 2,820 $20,800 47
Puerto Rico 2,570 $15,740