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: Police and sheriff's patrol officers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New Jersey 24,310 $69,360 1
California 60,460 $67,940 2
Washington 7,620 $57,830 3
Nevada 4,530 $57,180 4
Illinois 29,700 $55,120 5
Connecticut 6,100 $55,050 6
Alaska 1,140 $54,260 7
Colorado 8,790 $52,270 8
Oregon 5,130 $50,710 9
Pennsylvania 26,140 $50,230 10
Arizona 10,640 $49,330 11
Massachusetts 15,690 $48,830 12
Michigan 19,100 $48,590 13
Delaware 1,750 $47,780 14
Rhode Island 1,710 $47,540 15
Florida 39,060 $47,520 16
Minnesota 8,540 $47,250 17
Hawaii 2,610 $45,980 18
Wisconsin 12,040 $45,270 19
Virginia 15,600 $45,150 20
Texas 53,960 $44,710 21
Ohio 24,540 $44,410 22
Idaho 2,740 $42,060 23
Iowa 4,980 $41,940 24
Indiana 11,110 $41,280 25
Utah 3,880 $41,020 26
New Hampshire 2,810 $40,920 27
Wyoming 1,230 $40,680 28
North Dakota 980 $39,360 29
Kansas 5,750 $38,680 30
Montana 1,610 $38,410 31
Nebraska 3,460 $38,380 32
North Carolina 17,280 $37,910 33
New Mexico 3,860 $37,740 34
Georgia 19,630 $36,630 35
Kentucky 7,050 $36,370 36
South Dakota 1,510 $35,620 37
South Carolina 9,130 $35,390 38
Maine 2,030 $34,770 39
Vermont 1,420 $34,640 40
Missouri 12,090 $34,610 41
Alabama 9,610 $34,600 42
Tennessee 10,970 $33,130 43
Oklahoma 8,900 $32,430 44
West Virginia 3,030 $32,240 45
Arkansas 6,240 $30,650 46
Louisiana 8,950 $29,460 47
Mississippi 7,060 $28,120 48
Puerto Rico 21,390 $26,330