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: Fire inspectors and investigators

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 820 $75,170 1
Nevada 130 $65,940 2
Oregon 150 $64,690 3
Washington 230 $63,540 4
Massachusetts 250 $59,500 5
Arizona 180 $58,430 6
Colorado 230 $56,140 7
Minnesota 220 $55,180 8
Connecticut 300 $52,430 9
Oklahoma 170 $52,210 10
New York 890 $52,070 11
Missouri 230 $51,810 12
Illinois 580 $51,270 13
Florida 690 $51,230 14
Michigan 410 $50,550 15
Kansas 110 $49,350 16
New Jersey 1,200 $48,490 17
Ohio 520 $48,060 18
Texas 1,270 $48,000 19
Maryland 280 $46,150 20
Virginia 140 $45,470 21
North Carolina 540 $42,760 22
Tennessee 310 $42,560 23
Wisconsin 310 $41,450 24
Georgia 520 $41,400 25
Pennsylvania 320 $41,380 26
Kentucky 250 $41,000 27
New Mexico 100 $40,890 28
Indiana 280 $40,830 29
South Carolina 200 $36,620 30
Louisiana 290 $34,800 31