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: Cooks, fast food

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,090 $22,760 1
Massachusetts 6,850 $20,760 2
Connecticut 5,890 $19,870 3
New Jersey 9,390 $18,910 4
Vermont 1,200 $18,830 5
New Hampshire 2,500 $18,730 6
Maryland 6,990 $18,720 7
Maine 1,680 $18,500 8
Alaska 560 $18,100 9
Washington 6,950 $18,090 10
Oregon 6,750 $17,870 11.5
Rhode Island 2,120 $17,870 11.5
Delaware 1,000 $17,670 13
Minnesota 5,620 $17,460 14
New York 25,670 $17,160 15
California 114,180 $17,030 16
Wisconsin 10,530 $16,900 17
Florida 19,210 $16,580 18
Colorado 6,600 $16,480 19
Arizona 18,110 $16,340 20
Illinois 29,390 $16,320 21
Virgin Islands 180 $15,820
North Carolina 9,160 $15,550 22
Missouri 9,100 $15,500 23
Michigan 21,180 $15,400 24
Ohio 38,940 $15,360 25
Pennsylvania 15,860 $15,340 27
Virginia 15,930 $15,340 27
Utah 5,340 $15,340 27
Oklahoma 14,680 $15,270 29
North Dakota 1,170 $15,210 30
Georgia 20,180 $15,140 31
Nevada 12,220 $15,130 32
Nebraska 5,080 $15,090 33
New Mexico 4,280 $15,060 34
Indiana 14,400 $14,740 35.5
South Carolina 14,040 $14,740 35.5
Texas 24,120 $14,720 37
Idaho 3,370 $14,690 38
South Dakota 2,530 $14,660 39
Iowa 8,210 $14,650 40
Kentucky 6,180 $14,420 41
Guam 210 $14,240
Kansas 7,930 $14,160 42
Tennessee 18,390 $14,100 43
Wyoming 940 $13,950 44
Montana 2,640 $13,930 45
Louisiana 13,460 $13,910 46
Mississippi 11,810 $13,840 47
Alabama 10,460 $13,810 48
Arkansas 11,550 $13,690 49
West Virginia 2,840 $13,390 50
Puerto Rico 10,170 $12,870