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: Personal care and service occupations

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 8,330 $30,760 1
Guam 1,730 $28,400
Massachusetts 70,320 $27,910 2
New Jersey 116,150 $27,610 3
Alaska 10,810 $27,390 4
Hawaii 21,090 $25,980 5
Connecticut 44,210 $25,930 6
Arizona 65,820 $25,810 7
Washington 82,140 $25,740 8
Illinois 135,540 $25,690 9
New York 256,500 $25,570 10
California 324,280 $25,430 11
Oregon 33,080 $24,840 12
Maryland 57,090 $24,670 13
Minnesota 81,230 $24,020 14
Vermont 7,290 $23,860 15
Virginia 86,170 $23,840 16
Rhode Island 12,650 $23,640 17
Colorado 60,700 $23,620 18
Michigan 96,730 $23,570 19
Delaware 8,670 $23,550 20
Georgia 83,310 $23,260 21
Florida 205,230 $22,740 22
Nevada 70,990 $22,660 23
Utah 21,470 $22,400 24
Kentucky 37,090 $21,850 25
New Hampshire 13,850 $21,760 26
Pennsylvania 144,420 $21,470 27
Wisconsin 76,130 $21,140 28
Maine 13,520 $21,040 29
North Carolina 76,960 $20,980 30
Ohio 110,830 $20,920 31
Idaho 12,180 $20,670 32
Tennessee 44,340 $20,640 33
Wyoming 5,630 $20,480 34
Indiana 57,280 $20,390 35
Nebraska 17,840 $20,130 36
North Dakota 10,990 $19,780 37
Missouri 70,860 $19,740 38
South Carolina 37,340 $19,690 39
Iowa 34,910 $19,650 40
Kansas 32,820 $19,520 41
South Dakota 10,960 $19,420 42
Virgin Islands 1,100 $19,220
Alabama 31,580 $18,850 43
Montana 13,420 $18,830 44
Louisiana 43,720 $18,740 45
New Mexico 23,300 $18,660 46
Texas 277,940 $18,560 47
Mississippi 23,250 $18,380 48
West Virginia 15,640 $18,030 49
Oklahoma 32,990 $17,980 50
Arkansas 20,160 $16,730 51
Puerto Rico 16,640 $15,570