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: Motion picture projectionists

Click on state name to filter.
State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
New York 700 $27,830 1
California 1,520 $26,270 2
Massachusetts 110 $25,900 3
Illinois 300 $25,540 4
New Jersey 250 $23,250 5
Washington 150 $22,990 6
Nevada 110 $20,850 7
Ohio 180 $20,560 8
Colorado 150 $20,340 9
Florida 770 $20,050 10
Kentucky 120 $19,990 11
Oregon 180 $19,460 12
Michigan 340 $18,800 13
Maryland 200 $18,770 14
Pennsylvania 710 $18,640 15
Indiana 290 $18,460 16
Wisconsin 250 $18,330 17
Virginia 210 $18,190 18
Arizona 160 $17,800 19
Minnesota 320 $17,650 20
Mississippi 150 $17,600 21
Tennessee 200 $17,140 22
Louisiana 140 $16,550 23
North Carolina 280 $16,190 24
Missouri 290 $16,000 25
Georgia 230 $15,930 26
Utah 200 $15,800 27
Arkansas 150 $15,250 28
Texas 530 $15,030 29
Montana 100 $14,770 30
Iowa 240 $14,590 31
Kansas 100 $14,570 32
Puerto Rico 140 $14,070
Alabama 120 $14,010 33