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: Child, family, and school social workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 4,900 $55,440 1
New Jersey 7,670 $52,110 2
District of Columbia 720 $51,990 3
Rhode Island 1,540 $49,730 4
Illinois 14,250 $48,920 5
California 20,790 $48,180 6
Minnesota 7,140 $47,900 7
Michigan 11,340 $47,810 8
Massachusetts 9,030 $47,780 9
New York 22,260 $45,980 10
Maryland 3,850 $45,660 11
Hawaii 1,430 $45,600 12
Nevada 2,240 $45,180 13
Colorado 3,170 $45,100 14
Wisconsin 5,310 $44,160 15
Delaware 1,750 $42,940 16
Virginia 7,870 $41,430 17
Louisiana 2,640 $40,040 18
Washington 2,350 $39,130 19
Alaska 1,070 $39,050 20
North Carolina 9,080 $38,980 21
New Hampshire 830 $38,510 22
North Dakota 630 $38,320 23
Vermont 1,250 $38,310 24
Oregon 3,160 $37,760 25
Maine 2,230 $37,380 26
Georgia 7,040 $37,300 27
Alabama 4,170 $36,330 28
Iowa 3,510 $35,690 29
Ohio 7,960 $35,450 30
Florida 9,760 $35,360 31
Texas 13,020 $34,460 32
Wyoming 760 $34,310 33
Arizona 3,270 $33,830 34
Missouri 4,880 $33,310 35
Utah 1,620 $33,190 36
Tennessee 5,640 $32,550 37
Nebraska 1,490 $32,440 38
Pennsylvania 14,330 $32,360 39
South Dakota 1,380 $32,190 40
Montana 780 $31,920 41
Indiana 6,330 $31,830 42
Arkansas 1,960 $31,630 43
New Mexico 2,750 $31,280 44
Mississippi 1,920 $30,370 45
Guam 170 $30,000
Oklahoma 2,910 $29,980 46
South Carolina 6,400 $29,940 47
Puerto Rico 3,930 $28,680
West Virginia 2,730 $26,870 48