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: Food service managers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Washington 1,190 $70,740 1
New Jersey 4,020 $64,000 2
Delaware 1,040 $58,110 3
Missouri 1,950 $57,970 4
Florida 7,630 $55,350 5
Rhode Island 650 $54,810 6
District of Columbia 870 $54,790 7
Colorado 2,560 $53,310 8
Nevada 2,320 $53,190 9
Connecticut 2,350 $52,620 10
Texas 15,820 $52,010 11
Maryland 2,980 $51,290 12
Vermont 210 $50,500 13
New York 9,630 $50,410 14
Virginia 3,630 $50,310 15
Pennsylvania 4,310 $49,470 16
Massachusetts 5,750 $49,150 17
Georgia 4,490 $48,410 18
Hawaii 1,500 $47,870 19
North Carolina 6,310 $47,680 20
New Hampshire 880 $47,070 21
Utah 1,760 $46,730 22
New Mexico 990 $46,530 23
California 29,930 $46,260 24
Oregon 2,390 $46,040 25
North Dakota 310 $45,950 26
Maine 1,240 $45,770 27
Arizona 5,160 $44,210 28
Michigan 6,500 $44,200 29
Illinois 6,620 $43,360 30
South Carolina 2,540 $43,080 31
Indiana 4,170 $43,000 32
Ohio 9,230 $42,890 33
Nebraska 1,280 $42,610 34
Alabama 2,150 $42,450 35
South Dakota 680 $42,390 36
Iowa 1,280 $42,290 37
Wisconsin 3,680 $41,520 38
Kansas 2,060 $41,330 39
Minnesota 5,170 $40,380 40
Arkansas 1,580 $39,860 41
Louisiana 2,220 $39,640 42
Mississippi 1,800 $39,480 43
Wyoming 400 $39,190 44
West Virginia 770 $38,170 45
Kentucky 3,950 $38,010 46
Tennessee 6,040 $35,460 47
Alaska 810 $34,980 48
Oklahoma 2,870 $34,030 49
Montana 380 $32,900 50
Puerto Rico 1,050 $32,180
Idaho 1,000 $31,980 51
Guam 170 $28,560