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: Home health aides

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Connecticut 11,200 $26,230 1
Rhode Island 3,670 $25,440 2
Alaska 1,880 $25,210 3
Hawaii 1,780 $24,530 4
Massachusetts 16,750 $24,430 5
Minnesota 23,750 $22,430 6
New Hampshire 2,200 $22,340 7
Colorado 6,550 $22,160 8
New Jersey 19,150 $22,060 9
Nevada 3,040 $21,850 10
Maryland 10,870 $21,770 11
Nebraska 3,710 $21,740 12
Delaware 1,610 $21,680 13
Illinois 24,180 $21,530 14
Washington 10,500 $21,210 15
New York 130,960 $21,160 16
Maine 3,850 $21,100 17
California 46,470 $20,950 18
Wisconsin 15,580 $20,810 19
Kentucky 4,200 $20,740 20
Vermont 3,890 $20,720 21
South Dakota 930 $20,340 22
Wyoming 1,160 $20,070 23
Florida 30,120 $20,030 24
Indiana 10,050 $20,000 25
Kansas 6,860 $19,940 26
Michigan 28,470 $19,820 27
District of Columbia 970 $19,770 28
Iowa 9,670 $19,680 29.5
North Dakota 2,030 $19,680 29.5
Oregon 9,740 $19,610 31
Pennsylvania 39,450 $19,600 32
Ohio 41,090 $19,530 33
Idaho 4,120 $19,110 34
New Mexico 5,440 $19,100 35
Oklahoma 7,320 $19,090 36
Utah 3,700 $18,770 37
Virginia 10,690 $18,680 38
North Carolina 61,150 $18,650 39
Tennessee 9,810 $18,200 40
Georgia 7,400 $18,040 41
Missouri 10,350 $17,910 42
Montana 1,950 $17,850 43
Arkansas 5,080 $17,810 44
South Carolina 9,800 $17,780 45
Mississippi 3,180 $16,960 46
Louisiana 7,880 $16,640 47
Alabama 9,250 $16,330 48
Texas 49,850 $16,320 49
West Virginia 4,940 $15,410 50
Puerto Rico 1,340 $13,070