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: Occupational therapist aides

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Illinois 680 $35,100 1
Kentucky 130 $33,420 2
Connecticut 100 $31,210 3
New York 600 $31,060 4
California 1,140 $30,620 5
Virginia 130 $29,110 6
Missouri 170 $28,780 7
Massachusetts 260 $28,630 8
New Jersey 170 $28,040 9
Arizona 110 $27,030 10
Washington 100 $26,520 11
North Carolina 120 $26,300 12
Ohio 120 $26,150 13
Michigan 130 $26,100 14.5
Pennsylvania 740 $26,100 14.5
Texas 260 $25,290 16.5
Indiana 230 $25,290 16.5
Wisconsin 190 $23,710 18
Florida 240 $23,510 19
District of Columbia 130 $23,360 20
Georgia 190 $22,200 21
Oklahoma 210 $19,700 22
New Mexico 210 $18,780 23
South Carolina 220 $18,760 24