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: Psychiatric aides

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 170 $34,820 1
New Jersey 2,710 $32,290 2
New York 5,790 $31,470 3
Hawaii 460 $30,600 4
District of Columbia 720 $29,610 5
Maine 390 $28,460 6
Massachusetts 7,260 $28,390 7
Pennsylvania 3,320 $27,980 8
Iowa 390 $27,810 9
Connecticut 1,130 $27,250 10
New Hampshire 290 $26,720 11
New Mexico 280 $25,970 12
Maryland 920 $25,820 13
Idaho 100 $25,750 14
Minnesota 140 $25,500 15
California 1,120 $24,770 16
Georgia 650 $24,560 17
Colorado 330 $24,270 18
Indiana 770 $24,160 19
Montana 490 $24,070 20
Kansas 950 $22,230 21
Illinois 1,110 $22,110 22
North Carolina 530 $21,780 23.5
Wisconsin 520 $21,780 23.5
Ohio 770 $21,620 25
Arizona 660 $21,560 26
Florida 2,880 $21,550 27
Virginia 950 $20,910 28
Texas 4,030 $20,700 29
Missouri 1,810 $20,650 30
Oklahoma 790 $20,270 31
Louisiana 1,800 $20,070 32
Kentucky 350 $19,770 33
Alabama 960 $19,470 34
Mississippi 4,710 $17,650 35
Arkansas 450 $17,640 36
West Virginia 1,470 $15,970 37