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: Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 5,320 $20,110 1
Connecticut 18,780 $19,190 2
Washington 66,430 $19,120 3
Alaska 4,020 $18,830 4
Rhode Island 6,980 $18,630 5
Massachusetts 52,210 $18,610 6
Vermont 3,790 $18,420 7
Oregon 32,580 $18,060 8
California 208,910 $17,920 9
New Jersey 62,710 $17,560 10
Hawaii 9,710 $17,340 11
New Hampshire 10,500 $17,300 12
Delaware 6,680 $17,220 13
Minnesota 58,950 $16,960 14
Maine 12,350 $16,770 15
Maryland 45,100 $16,730 16
New York 73,110 $16,550 17
Virgin Islands 350 $16,480
Illinois 79,580 $16,370 18
Nevada 18,680 $16,350 19
Wisconsin 57,980 $16,310 20
Michigan 78,180 $16,250 21
Virginia 72,010 $16,240 22
Arizona 49,440 $16,180 23
Colorado 43,700 $16,150 24
Florida 166,410 $16,100 25
Pennsylvania 109,310 $16,020 26
Wyoming 4,330 $15,600 27
Idaho 10,720 $15,310 28
Missouri 67,820 $15,280 29
Utah 20,020 $15,160 30
Indiana 70,140 $15,150 31
Montana 7,520 $15,130 32
North Dakota 6,110 $15,050 33.5
Tennessee 56,240 $15,050 33.5
Nebraska 15,830 $14,960 35
Iowa 30,100 $14,900 36
Georgia 95,090 $14,820 37
Ohio 107,440 $14,810 38
North Carolina 96,410 $14,740 39
South Carolina 31,320 $14,630 40
Texas 261,140 $14,550 41
Kansas 21,160 $14,440 42
Louisiana 15,150 $14,280 43
South Dakota 6,320 $14,210 44
New Mexico 18,190 $14,060 45
Oklahoma 27,090 $14,000 46
Kentucky 49,890 $13,990 47
Mississippi 10,040 $13,880 48
West Virginia 16,640 $13,840 49
Alabama 45,180 $13,770 50
Guam 420 $13,640
Arkansas 18,540 $13,400 51
Puerto Rico 10,390 $13,160