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: Tree trimmers and pruners

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
Virginia 1,100 $41,830 1
New York 760 $38,970 2
Hawaii 130 $36,610 3
California 3,660 $36,120 4
Massachusetts 970 $35,890 5
Minnesota 460 $35,740 6
New Jersey 310 $35,060 7
Maryland 860 $33,310 8
Wisconsin 460 $32,110 9
Illinois 830 $31,730 10
Colorado 200 $30,810 11
Iowa 380 $30,120 12
Pennsylvania 1,630 $29,350 13
Michigan 540 $29,300 14
Missouri 970 $29,170 15
Florida 1,570 $28,470 16
Indiana 430 $28,170 17
Tennessee 770 $27,810 18
Ohio 910 $27,530 19
Puerto Rico 290 $26,830
Kansas 170 $26,140 20
Louisiana 150 $25,770 21
Alabama 1,130 $25,330 22
Georgia 550 $24,610 23
Wyoming 100 $23,930 24
Kentucky 640 $23,310 25
Mississippi 640 $23,050 26
Texas 2,330 $22,870 27
Oklahoma 1,080 $20,400 28