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: Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 8,120 $50,350 1
Massachusetts 16,910 $47,660 2
New Jersey 18,180 $47,580 3
District of Columbia 1,910 $46,910 4
Maryland 9,530 $46,220 5
Rhode Island 1,820 $45,550 6
California 56,170 $45,270 7
Delaware 1,900 $44,350 8
Alaska 480 $43,470 9
Nevada 2,640 $41,150 10
Oregon 2,720 $41,100 11
Washington 9,990 $40,970 12
Arizona 10,100 $40,410 13
New Mexico 4,880 $40,120 14
New Hampshire 2,510 $39,540 15
New York 48,230 $38,910 16
Michigan 18,140 $38,750 17
Pennsylvania 35,630 $38,600 18
Hawaii 2,010 $38,530 19
Colorado 6,730 $37,990 20
Illinois 24,270 $37,870 21
Wisconsin 10,040 $37,620 22
Ohio 38,060 $37,610 23
Florida 50,670 $37,170 24
Minnesota 18,870 $36,680 25
North Carolina 15,660 $36,410 26
Vermont 1,560 $36,160 27
Texas 67,260 $35,920 28
Maine 1,870 $35,840 29
Virginia 19,340 $35,810 30
Indiana 18,840 $35,790 31
Utah 2,730 $34,990 32
Idaho 2,760 $34,760 33
South Carolina 10,100 $33,950 34
Wyoming 700 $33,810 35
Kentucky 11,730 $33,790 36
Kansas 7,330 $33,720 37
Guam 100 $33,620
Nebraska 5,680 $33,560 38
Iowa 6,890 $33,000 39
Georgia 24,090 $32,840 40
Tennessee 22,520 $32,710 41
Missouri 17,860 $32,630 42
Louisiana 18,310 $32,150 43
North Dakota 2,920 $32,040 44
Arkansas 12,320 $31,250 45
Montana 2,740 $30,950 46
Oklahoma 13,170 $30,840 47
Virgin Islands 190 $30,360
South Dakota 2,010 $30,230 48
Alabama 15,020 $30,140 49
Mississippi 9,870 $30,070 50
West Virginia 6,590 $30,000 51
Puerto Rico 7,920 $17,020