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: Dishwashers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 2,630 $20,220 1
Nevada 9,760 $20,080 2
Alaska 1,370 $19,850 3
Hawaii 4,680 $19,240 4
Connecticut 6,010 $18,990 5
Massachusetts 14,650 $18,620 6
Washington 11,400 $18,520 7
Oregon 7,320 $17,740 8
Rhode Island 2,050 $17,540 9
Vermont 1,680 $17,390 10.5
New Hampshire 3,270 $17,390 10.5
California 61,400 $17,070 12
Minnesota 9,640 $16,960 13
New York 30,330 $16,950 14
New Jersey 11,020 $16,860 15
Delaware 1,820 $16,830 16
Maryland 8,470 $16,680 17
Virgin Islands 260 $16,620
Colorado 9,940 $16,610 18
Maine 3,040 $16,460 19
Illinois 23,260 $16,240 20
Tennessee 8,380 $16,170 21
Kentucky 4,840 $16,150 22
Florida 33,350 $16,100 23
Ohio 18,060 $15,880 24
Virginia 13,310 $15,690 25
Michigan 14,420 $15,530 26
North Carolina 12,730 $15,470 27
Indiana 10,090 $15,400 28
Missouri 10,100 $15,330 29
Utah 3,460 $15,300 30
Georgia 14,430 $15,260 31
Wisconsin 11,980 $15,230 32
South Carolina 7,040 $15,150 33
Pennsylvania 21,050 $15,130 34
Arizona 14,130 $15,100 35
Nebraska 2,630 $14,930 36
Kansas 4,960 $14,850 37
Iowa 4,840 $14,830 38
North Dakota 1,240 $14,790 39
Idaho 2,620 $14,770 40
Wyoming 1,320 $14,660 41
Mississippi 3,360 $14,610 42
South Dakota 1,870 $14,450 43
Alabama 5,660 $14,400 44
Louisiana 5,490 $14,350 45
Oklahoma 5,290 $14,260 46
Texas 29,810 $14,250 47
Arkansas 4,220 $14,170 48
New Mexico 4,620 $14,120 49
West Virginia 1,830 $14,110 50
Montana 1,910 $14,050 51
Guam 380 $13,700
Puerto Rico 1,820 $13,180