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: Correctional officers and jailers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
California 35,570 $61,000 1
New Jersey 11,860 $56,960 2
Massachusetts 4,510 $53,090 3
Nevada 2,450 $50,120 4
New York 34,980 $46,760 5
Alaska 990 $45,430 6
Illinois 12,810 $44,460 7
Connecticut 4,150 $43,740 8
Oregon 4,230 $42,280 9
Colorado 7,180 $41,880 10
Hawaii 1,420 $40,020 11
Maryland 9,490 $39,650 12
Washington 6,530 $39,460 13
Minnesota 5,490 $38,740 14
Iowa 3,620 $37,590 15
Wisconsin 7,380 $36,920 16
Florida 31,470 $36,800 17
Virginia 12,960 $36,220 18
New Hampshire 1,090 $35,220 19
Utah 2,120 $35,000 20
Wyoming 840 $33,340 21
Arizona 9,770 $33,320 22
Kansas 4,440 $30,910 23
Nebraska 2,130 $30,770 24
New Mexico 3,630 $30,400 25
Texas 45,020 $30,100 26
Alabama 5,630 $29,700 27
North Dakota 650 $29,600 28
Maine 1,060 $29,440 29.5
Idaho 1,430 $29,440 29.5
Georgia 16,260 $29,340 31
Tennessee 8,280 $29,120 32
North Carolina 15,030 $29,030 33
Montana 1,350 $28,990 34
South Carolina 7,290 $28,930 35
South Dakota 1,180 $28,590 36
West Virginia 2,870 $28,580 37
Arkansas 4,010 $28,490 38
Kentucky 5,480 $27,770 39
Louisiana 10,070 $26,940 40
Oklahoma 5,410 $26,600 41
Missouri 8,090 $25,630 42
Mississippi 5,630 $23,470 43
Puerto Rico 6,870 $23,080