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: Protective service workers, all other

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Alaska 1,030 $47,210 1
New Jersey 2,200 $44,900 2
Nevada 910 $36,750 3
Maryland 1,260 $32,780 4
Minnesota 5,120 $32,710 5.5
Ohio 2,080 $32,710 5.5
North Dakota 110 $32,620 7
Vermont 140 $32,580 8
Washington 2,710 $32,540 9
Oregon 970 $32,450 10
New York 1,480 $32,300 11
North Carolina 1,930 $32,180 12
Wyoming 320 $31,690 13
Michigan 2,270 $31,600 14
Pennsylvania 1,610 $30,840 15
Virginia 1,900 $30,750 16.5
Arizona 1,250 $30,750 16.5
California 16,880 $30,680 18
Wisconsin 1,310 $30,400 19
Connecticut 650 $30,140 20
Kentucky 1,080 $29,410 21
Colorado 1,630 $29,400 22
Massachusetts 1,080 $29,350 23
Montana 250 $29,110 24
Florida 10,580 $28,850 25
Guam 120 $28,640
South Dakota 140 $28,570 26
Illinois 3,230 $28,440 27
New Mexico 530 $27,860 28
Iowa 410 $27,710 29
Tennessee 930 $27,650 30
Georgia 1,210 $27,570 31
Oklahoma 520 $27,540 32
Missouri 1,240 $27,160 33
Louisiana 800 $26,470 34
Arkansas 630 $26,350 35
Utah 690 $26,340 36
West Virginia 300 $26,200 37
Maine 370 $26,140 38
Indiana 1,160 $26,100 39
Kansas 760 $25,780 40
Nebraska 280 $25,760 41
New Hampshire 510 $25,660 42
South Carolina 740 $25,470 43
Rhode Island 600 $25,420 44
Alabama 690 $24,630 45
Idaho 720 $24,120 46
Hawaii 640 $23,260 47
Puerto Rico 1,330 $21,050