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: Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 1,530 $30,660 1
Connecticut 23,670 $28,590 2
New York 99,660 $28,220 3
Maryland 27,870 $26,850 4
Massachusetts 40,330 $26,840 5
District of Columbia 3,130 $26,250 6
Hawaii 4,680 $26,080 7
Delaware 4,680 $26,050 8
Rhode Island 8,470 $26,010 9
New Hampshire 7,380 $25,750 10
Nevada 5,050 $25,530 11
Minnesota 28,240 $25,520 12
California 96,820 $25,300 13
New Jersey 43,680 $25,250 14
Washington 22,380 $24,610 15
Colorado 15,120 $24,460 16
Michigan 46,210 $24,320 17
Wisconsin 33,580 $24,240 18
Oregon 11,910 $23,980 19
Pennsylvania 74,350 $23,770 20
Ohio 75,070 $22,840 21
Vermont 3,090 $22,820 22
Iowa 20,950 $22,500 23
Arizona 20,600 $22,470 24
Wyoming 2,950 $22,280 25
Indiana 28,870 $22,260 26
Maine 9,420 $22,110 27
Nebraska 12,350 $21,910 28
Florida 86,000 $21,860 29
Virginia 29,560 $21,790 30
Illinois 58,660 $21,710 31
North Dakota 6,370 $21,450 32
Guam 140 $21,370
North Carolina 28,940 $21,330 33
Tennessee 30,590 $20,870 34
Kansas 19,990 $20,840 35.5
Kentucky 24,820 $20,840 35.5
New Mexico 6,220 $20,790 37
South Dakota 6,160 $20,280 38
Utah 8,820 $20,140 39
Missouri 37,180 $20,060 40
Idaho 6,140 $20,010 41
Texas 89,840 $20,000 42
Montana 4,680 $19,870 43
South Carolina 17,350 $19,630 44
Georgia 37,260 $19,550 45
Alabama 20,750 $18,850 46
West Virginia 10,090 $18,690 47
Oklahoma 19,750 $18,480 48
Arkansas 16,680 $18,450 49
Mississippi 14,830 $17,310 50
Louisiana 23,980 $16,480 51
Virgin Islands 120 $15,880
Puerto Rico 1,620 $15,390