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: Child care workers

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State Jobs Average
Salary
Rank
District of Columbia 1,660 $22,850 1
Massachusetts 10,530 $22,760 2
Connecticut 7,100 $22,180 3
Alaska 1,270 $22,170 4
New York 63,130 $22,050 5
California 50,710 $22,030 6
Maryland 9,700 $21,210 7
Maine 1,750 $20,780 8
Colorado 8,720 $20,030 9
New Jersey 26,440 $19,930 10
Michigan 18,210 $19,920 11
Vermont 1,470 $19,860 12
Wisconsin 14,970 $19,790 13
Washington 14,010 $19,710 14
Illinois 17,120 $19,700 15
Delaware 1,610 $19,590 16
Oregon 5,330 $19,090 17
Minnesota 6,010 $19,020 18
Ohio 22,480 $18,730 19
Pennsylvania 27,690 $18,500 20
New Hampshire 2,360 $18,420 21
Virgin Islands 290 $18,210
Florida 39,650 $18,200 22
North Carolina 11,930 $18,120 23
Idaho 2,490 $17,700 24
Virginia 15,360 $17,630 25
Indiana 9,620 $17,560 26
Missouri 15,020 $17,340 27
Wyoming 1,060 $17,210 28
Hawaii 2,010 $17,200 29
North Dakota 2,020 $16,990 30
Nebraska 4,500 $16,960 31
Montana 3,610 $16,930 32
Kansas 5,930 $16,870 33
Nevada 1,690 $16,630 34
New Mexico 2,420 $16,490 35
Utah 3,300 $16,400 36
Iowa 8,380 $16,310 37
Arizona 8,180 $16,260 38
Tennessee 9,200 $16,190 39
South Dakota 2,570 $16,110 40
Georgia 18,050 $16,060 41
Kentucky 10,160 $15,930 42
Texas 33,780 $15,700 43
South Carolina 7,920 $15,660 44
Oklahoma 7,180 $15,440 45
Guam 310 $15,230
West Virginia 2,260 $14,810 46
Alabama 9,520 $14,800 47
Louisiana 6,980 $14,770 48
Mississippi 5,690 $14,730 49
Arkansas 6,320 $14,590 50
Puerto Rico 1,550 $14,100