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: Protective service occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 22,630 $47,920 1
New Jersey 110,250 $46,850 2
California 337,280 $44,780 3
Washington 50,520 $43,040 4
New York 262,030 $41,450 5
Massachusetts 70,080 $40,780 6
Connecticut 36,310 $40,550 7
Maryland 65,560 $39,590 8
Colorado 46,580 $39,400 9
Rhode Island 10,570 $39,250 10
Illinois 138,220 $38,880 11
Oregon 28,080 $38,800 12
Michigan 82,100 $38,550 13
Alaska 10,590 $38,100 14
Virginia 84,450 $37,460 15
Pennsylvania 111,060 $36,500 16
Minnesota 47,690 $36,470 17
New Hampshire 10,580 $35,910 18
Arizona 65,660 $35,820 19
Wisconsin 48,750 $35,740 20
Delaware 8,520 $35,630 21
Nevada 36,020 $35,490 22
Ohio 112,580 $35,330 23
Idaho 11,100 $35,000 24
Hawaii 18,980 $34,870 25
Florida 208,240 $34,730 26
Texas 238,350 $34,540 27
Kansas 25,920 $33,770 28
North Dakota 4,340 $33,730 29
Iowa 21,640 $33,470 30
Vermont 4,460 $33,370 31
Nebraska 13,490 $33,160 32
Utah 19,240 $32,800 33
Wyoming 5,650 $32,780 34
Montana 7,230 $32,690 35
Indiana 53,680 $32,440 36
Georgia 91,480 $31,470 37
Maine 9,720 $31,390 38
Missouri 56,920 $31,290 39
North Carolina 83,260 $31,250 40
South Dakota 5,620 $31,140 41
New Mexico 21,970 $30,790 42
Oklahoma 35,000 $30,690 43
Kentucky 35,590 $30,200 44
South Carolina 38,460 $29,880 45
Alabama 41,830 $28,910 46
Tennessee 58,870 $28,800 47
Virgin Islands 2,520 $28,510
Arkansas 22,170 $27,930 48
Louisiana 49,790 $27,680 49
West Virginia 13,950 $27,180 50
Guam 2,250 $25,980
Mississippi 31,780 $25,010 51
Puerto Rico 65,130 $20,860